posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 10:00 AM
Safety experts contend 2/3 of automobiles contain these so called black boxes. GM have these boxes in all new vehcles.
The rules governing auto recorders, which are similar to the "black boxes" that store information about mechanical flight systems on commercial
airliners, are intended to give law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, auto companies and safety regulators a minimum set of mechanical
measurements in the seconds leading up to and during a crash.
Under the new rules, auto recorders must track vehicle speed, acceleration, and deceleration, braking, steering and some air bag functions. In some
cases data on vehicle roll angle, steering inputs, and passenger safety belt use will be recorded.
In my own opinion, I am surprised how the automakers and insurance companies where able to keep this secret for so long. I feel this is just
another tool for Big Brother to watch us,(or watch over us).
[edit on 22-8-2006 by Master_Wii]