Vehicle Black Boxes
Vehicle Black boxes may soon become compulsory, if the EU finds the project feasible.
They have asked the Transport Research Laboratory to begin a study to see if it would make a significant difference to safety, aid police investigations and even speed up on going court procedures. As well as looking into what sort of data should be recorded and who can actually access the information stored on the black boxes.
Even after the research is complete, the EU wouldn’t be able to standardise these black box systems until at least 2018.
Currently black boxes are used by insurance companies, to aid younger drivers achieve lower insurance premiums. The systems keep track of when and how the driver behaves whilst behind the wheel and can add or subtract a premium to their insurance policy.
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