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#39 of 59 Re: insurance company black box [fintail]
Nov 14, 2011 (10:12 am)
I'd never sign up for that. Too much of an open door for shenanigans - and with the behind the scenes link between ensurers and revenue enforcers, nothing good can come of it.
Not defending it but the Snapshot device only stays in your car for 30 days. Technically if you could be a really good boy for 30 days, you could get a good discount.
#41 of 59 80 percent of the car industry already does it
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 16, 2012 (7:36 pm)
"Congress now seems set on passing legislation that would make an Electronic Data Recorder (EDR) – the technical name for an automotive black box – required equipment on all new cars. And lawmakers also want to settle who owns the data on the devices, although that issue won’t be nearly as cut-and-dried."
As Congress Mulls Mandate on Car Black Boxes, Data Ownership Remains Unclear (Wired)
"As of 2011, GM vehicles as old as 1994 have accessible data, Ford vehicles as old as 2001 have accessible data, Chrysler vehicles as old as 2005 have accessible data, Toyota and Lexis vehicles as old as 2006 have accessible data, as well as some Isuzu, Fiat, Mitsubishi, Scion, Sterling, and Suzuki vehicles."
Busted! Your car's black box is spying, may be used against you in court (Computerworld)
#42 of 59 Re: 80 percent of the car industry already does it [steve_]
May 16, 2012 (7:51 pm)
I assume they mean Sterling trucks...
Time to snip some wires.
#43 of 59 Re: 80 percent of the car industry already does it [fintail]
May 17, 2012 (8:49 am)
Time to snip some wires
That's my inclination also. Though I think the existing EDRs are part of the air bag activation system. Snip a couple of wires and no air bag (which actually would be OK with me) or worse - accidental deployment!
Dec 06, 2012 (2:12 pm)
"In a notice posted Thursday, the White House Office of Management Budget said it has completed a review of the proposal to make so-called vehicle "black boxes" mandatory in all cars and trucks, clearing the way for NHTSA to publish its final regulation.
Nearly all vehicles currently have the devices.
NHTSA's proposed rule, which would raise the percentage of vehicles required to have an EDR from 91.6 percent today to 100 percent of light-duty autos, would have an incremental cost of nearly $24.4 million, assuming the sale of 15.5 million light vehicles per year."
NHTSA gets White House OK to mandate vehicle 'black boxes' (Detroit News)
"It appears that the law will assign ownership of EDR data to the car's owner or lessee. However, major exceptions will allow access by emergency responders and require the sharing of such information following a court order."
Federal Bill Would Require Event Data Recorders in All Cars (24-7pressrelease.com)
#46 of 59 And that is a protection for all of us...
Dec 07, 2012 (11:21 pm)
"It appears that the law will assign ownership of EDR data to the car's owner or lessee. However, major exceptions will allow access by emergency responders and require the sharing of such information following a court order." I'm especially talking about the part I've put in bold there.
Am I right? Of course I am. To stave off unnecessary, frivolous and lascivious lawsuits related to crashes.
#47 of 59 Car Technology and Privacy
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 12, 2013 (3:32 pm)
"We'd be remiss if we didn't point out that your car has in it one obvious piece of personal information with your home address: Your vehicle registration. There is nothing that stops a snoop with access to your car from opening your glovebox and seeing where you live. The fix is low-tech and easy: Lock your glovebox and make a habit of bringing your valet key with you when you dine out or take the car for service."
Top 5 Things Your Car Knows About You
#48 of 59 A local wreck...
Feb 12, 2013 (7:05 pm)
Several months ago, a woman with a small child, on a very foggy morning, supposedly late taking her child to school, on a rural road, hit a lady turning out onto the road and killed her. She said she was going about 60mph. And she seemed to be saying the lady she hit did a 'rolling stop' in front of her. A few days ago the info from the 'air bag module' in her truck came 'back'. She was going 83mph when she hit the lady she killed. Or just before. It's my understanding these modules retain about the last 10 seconds of driving info.
I have no personal knowledge of this, this info is all from newspaper reports.