Monday, December 10, 2012

White House wants Black Boxes in all future cars

White House wants Black Boxes in all future cars

Paul A. Eisenstein
The White House gave its OK on a plan, which would all future cars and trucks be equipped with event data records - most commonly referred to as "Black Boxes".

Most vehicles produced already such devices on board and they have so-called unintended acceleration helped in the recent investigations on security issues like the fear-mongering Toyota. But the use of technology has some concerns with privacy advocates.

Congress has failed to pass legislation that the use of event data recorders or EDRs, in 2010 would have required. Asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to his own order review. Validation was completed this week by the White House Office of management and budget and final regulations will follow likely early next year.

The proposal was originally expected late 2011, but the process was delayed without explanation of reasons. However, NHTSA has listed, the use of black boxes 'Priority' is a spokesman for sure, such devices are critical to the "continuous improvements in vehicle safety."

Automotive of EDRs are similar to, but not nearly as sophisticated as the flight recorders in commercial aircraft - and that is routinely used to important information about crashes and other incidents offer aircraft used. Installed, are already almost 92% of today's vehicles, according to industry officials and important information for industry engineers and, under certain circumstances the law enforcement agencies.

Look into claims that allows Toyota unexpectedly would begin products without speed driver input, used in several studies researchers is such recorder to see what really happens often to discover that the problem was in fact, the result of driver error, such as the application of the throttle instead of the brake.

The industry trade group, the Alliance of automobile manufacturers, or target, approved the use of the black box - but has also warned that any new rules must be taken into account privacy issues.

"We must ensure that to protect the privacy", said spokesman Gloria Bergquist of the Detroit News. "Automakers do not access EDR information without the consent of the consumer, and all State requirements for EDRs installation on all vehicles included steps to protect of the privacy of consumers."

One concern is that new mandates for such devices could facilitate it for authorities to see whether a driver to accelerate or were otherwise violating the law.

An official, rules vary by State, but in many parts of the country - law enforcement or a plaintiff in a case - must receive approval before the vehicle Blackbox can be accessed today without the permission of the owner.

As is with a seating black box, which records the current technology and saves only a limited amount of data - however, that have led what as enough to a snapshot of a crash could such as, whether the driver of the application was the brakes or throttle valve and seat belts used were put together. In contrast to the air and space industry should the new regulations to require no recording of conversations in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

NHTSA has already strengthened the problem from the beginning of the model year 2013 all EDR be commonized data to facilitate access. The use of proprietary formats complicated the Toyota unintended acceleration tests.

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