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durtyrute
05-24-2011, 02:55 PM
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Feds to Mandate Black Box on all New Cars

Editor's Note: See, the Patriot Act did create innovative technology. Congress says let's keep the surveillance-industrial complex strong for at least another 4 years.


The Feds will mandate next month that all new cars be fitted with a black box, according to news reports. So-called black boxes record information about speed, seat belt use and brake application.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been involved in the use of black boxes since their introduction. In 2006, the safety administration encouraged but did not require automobile manufacturers to install the systems and also did not set a single standard for the way data would be recorded, according to the New York Times.

In February, NHTSA administrator David Strickland said the government was considering making the technology mandatory in the wake of recalls of millions of Toyota vehicles. Strickland made the disclosure to a subcommittee hearing by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Now they will make the installation of these device mandatory under federal law. If we are to gauge the reaction of the corporate media, this story is not very important. Outside of industry and technology publications, the story was not reported.

Computer chip manufacturer Intel showed off its event recorder last year following the Toyota recall. “With new vehicles, there will very likely be video cameras inside and outside,” said Intel’s chief technology office, Justin Rattner, in a July, 2010, interview. “It’s not particularly new or stunning, but when you combine the cameras with GPS, you’re geo-tagging the video.”

In other words, your car – like your smart phone – may soon become a surveillance device and high-tech snooping will be mandated by the federal government.

Kurt Nimmo is the editor of Infowars.com and the author of Another Day in the Empire.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011Feds to Mandate Black Box on all New Cars

durtyrute
05-24-2011, 02:55 PM
That's kooky

HonestChieffan
05-24-2011, 02:59 PM
I think you will find they are already in many. My Chevy Pickup has one

vailpass
05-24-2011, 03:00 PM
Racist OP.

durtyrute
05-24-2011, 03:02 PM
I think you will find they are already in many. My Chevy Pickup has one

Yea, I guess "Onstar" is pretty much the same.

Garcia Bronco
05-24-2011, 03:04 PM
Great...just get congress to pass the law.

mikey23545
05-24-2011, 03:06 PM
Wait a minute...

Black guy in the White House...black boxes in cars...

Coincidence?

Donger
05-24-2011, 03:06 PM
I think you will find they are already in many. My Chevy Pickup has one

Yep, but most do not have a cellular modem in them to actually transmit the data gathered.

HonestChieffan
05-24-2011, 03:36 PM
It records and stores the data. Can be used to actually diagnose problems as well as insurance companies I seem to recall have used the data. It was also used in the old Toyota is evil gambit last year...proving driver error...

Brock
05-24-2011, 04:29 PM
Insurance companies.

Detoxing
05-24-2011, 04:44 PM
Satan.

Reaper16
05-24-2011, 05:07 PM
Derickshun.

banyon
05-24-2011, 05:10 PM
It records and stores the data. Can be used to actually diagnose problems as well as insurance companies I seem to recall have used the data. It was also used in the old Toyota is evil gambit last year...proving driver error...

It's called an "Event Data Recorder". They've been standard in American car models since the early 90's, though the later models have more data capability.

It will record the 15 seconds or so before a crash, tell you if seat belts were used, what the speed was, when brakes were applied, etc.

Japanese models started using them in the late 90's/early 2000's .

CrazyPhuD
05-24-2011, 05:18 PM
It's called an "Event Data Recorder". They've been standard in American car models since the early 90's, though the later models have more data capability.

It will record the 15 seconds or so before a crash, tell you if seat belts were used, what the speed was, when brakes were applied, etc.

Japanese models started using them in the late 90's/early 2000's .

Not strictly true, prior to this mandate they were being progressively added to vehicles.

http://www.iihs.org/research/qanda/edr.html

I have an 04 honda that does not have an EDR.

CrazyPhuD
05-24-2011, 05:20 PM
BTW these are of minor concern. If you're that worried about it, it's usually pretty trivally easy to bypass them.