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Federal Regulator Weighs Making Black Boxes Mandatory For All Vehicles

Posted By admin On March 12, 2010 @ 5:46 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Kevin Krolicki and John Crawley

March 12, 2010

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David Strickland told a congressional hearing on Thursday that the regulator is considering whether to make “black boxes” mandatory for all new vehicles. [ID:nN11246251]

The devices can capture data on speed, braking effort and other details which can be vital in reconstructing accidents.

Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles globally to address the risk that accelerator pedals on a range of its vehicles could become stuck because of a loose floor mat or a glitch in the pedal assembly.

Unintended acceleration in the company’s Toyota and Lexus vehicles has been linked to at least five U.S. crash deaths since 2007. Authorities are investigating 47 other Toyota crash deaths over the past decade.

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[1] Full article here: http://in.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idINN1121606420100311?sp=true

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[3] Government expected to propose mandatory black boxes in vehicles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/government-expected-to-propose-mandatory-black-boxes-in-vehicles.html

[4] U.S. to propose mandatory vehicle ‘black boxes’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-to-propose-mandatory-vehicle-black-boxes.html

[5] Mandatory ‘Big Brother’ Black Boxes In All New Cars From 2015: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mandatory-big-brother-black-boxes-in-all-new-cars-from-2015.html

[6] Forbes Writer Scoffs at Infowars “Freak Out” On Mandatory Black Boxes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/forbes-writer-scoffs-at-infowars-freak-out-on-mandatory-black-boxes.html

[7] NHTSA gets White House OK to mandate vehicle ‘black boxes’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nhtsa-gets-white-house-ok-to-mandate-vehicle-black-boxes.html

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