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Dec 06, 2012 (1:12 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 60 And that is a protection for all of us...
Dec 07, 2012 (10:21 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 60 Car Technology and Privacy
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 12, 2013 (2:32 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 60 A local wreck...
Feb 12, 2013 (6:05 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.
#49 of 60 Re: A local wreck... [bolivar]
Feb 13, 2013 (4:16 am)
I think you have it right. Not sure if 10 seconds is the amount of history that is stored, but it's something like that.
#50 of 60 let's see the vehicle logs please
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 13, 2013 (1:47 pm)
"The New York Times has mounted a vigorous defense of its negative review of the Tesla Model S and the automaker's Supercharger stations, telling Edmunds "we will not pull our punches when reviewing cars."
The fight between Tesla and The New York Times raises privacy concerns for automakers and car reviewers.
Tesla's computer software in the car effectively allows it to track a reporter's movements in real time."
Fight Between Tesla and New York Times Raises Privacy Concerns
#51 of 60 Re: let's see the vehicle logs please [steve_]
Feb 13, 2013 (3:19 pm)
That is exactly what the tax by the mile system will do with cars. It tracks every mile you drive to be able and charge for miles driven in a given area.
The tax would be based on mileage reports that could be made in a variety of ways, such as via smartphone app or global positioning system technology.
Other states, including Washington, have looked at per-mile charges. A Washington law that would charge electric car owners an annual fee goes into effect in February.
Oregon set up a task force in 2001 and did a pilot study in 2006, which raised privacy concerns — the government could track cars as they use private roads or leave the state.
#53 of 60 Re: the plot thickens [steve_]
Feb 14, 2013 (8:03 am)
The solution is simple. Use an external speed logging device and compare to what you get out of the Tesla black box. If they match up then Broder's review would be made up of less than accurate reporting. It would not be the first time the NYT has had questionable reporting.
That said the Tesla is not EVER going to be mainstream transportation. They are for fat cats with multiple cars in the stable.
#54 of 60 Re: the plot thickens [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 14, 2013 (9:51 am)
True but mainstream cars already have lots of black box tech. And many are logging more than just the last ten seconds of a sensor reading before a crash I bet.