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All Cars To Be Equipped With Black Boxes By 2014 - It's A Matter Of Privacy

All Cars To Be Equipped With Black Boxes By 2014 - It's A Matter Of Privacy

Published: July 21, 2013

When Timothy P. Murray crashed his government-issued Ford Crown Victoria in 2011, he was fortunate, as car accidents go. Mr. Murray, then the lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, was not seriously hurt, and he told the police he was wearing a seat belt and was not speeding.

But a different story soon emerged. Mr. Murray was driving over 100 miles an hour and was not wearing a seat belt, according to the computer in his car that tracks certain actions. He was given a $555 ticket; he later said he had fallen asleep.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/business/black-boxes-in-ca...

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I will be LMAO when car sales

I will be LMAO when car sales drop drastically.

It commences with model year 2014.

It's not just black boxes, but transmission of data that sensors on the side of the road can pick up.

bigmikedude's picture

Great reason to

take very good care of your old pre-KGBgestappotech hooptie.

The Libertarian Position

If the car company wants the data, they can pay willing owners for it. If insurance companies want the data, they can give willing insureds a discount for having one and making it available. If law enforcement wants the data, they can get a court order upon probable cause. If the vehicle owner wants to disable or remove it, or keep the data private, they should be able to do so.

Meanwhile, I'm happy with my 1978 Honda Prelude. I don't like computers in cars--heat and motion are not a computer's friend.

Of course we have to consider that the data may totally provide evidence of innocence!

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

I don't want the federal

I don't want the federal government's creepy ass safety notions.

Keep your older vehicles...

get title and inquiry to the State you live in if they object to outright ownership of the vehicle. Whatever you do keep your vehicles if they are repairable and otherwise reliable. We have a 1997 Camry that we will soon own outright and I will have it for many years to come. Do not buy new! Not only is the new car game rigged with incentives that soon dematerialize into hardship and negative equity, but new has many disadvantages, such as complex computer systems, numerous specialized parts and now this.

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emalvini's picture

Yep! That's The Plan

For me, I'm going to drive my 2000 Ford Explorer Limited until it blows up!

Oh, albeit not like Hastings..


You have the right not to

You have the right not to incriminate yourself according to the 5th amendment. That goes for the car you own not to as well.


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