posted on Sep, 11 2003 @ 12:04 AM
Well, I guess that England isnt the only place that is inviting Big Brother into our cars...
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 ó On a freeway north of Los Angeles, as Ryan Evansís sleek 1998 Honda Accord coupe speeds above 70 mph, the black box tucked under
his front passenger seat grumbles a grating noise, warning the 18-year-old that heís going too fast.
IF HE DOESNíT ease up on the gas pedal within 10 seconds, the warning gets nastier. Thatís when Evansís souped-up ďevent data recorderĒ snitches on
him. It will note the speeding incident, along with other dangerous driving behaviors, in a computer file.
ďMost peopleís first response is, ĎI donít want this in my car! Itís an invasion!í But that all changes,Ē says the Thousand Oaks, Calif.,
teenager. After 15 months of driving under close scrutiny of the black box, he is convinced heís a better driver.