Black Boxes in Cars likely to become Standard

Privacy advocates, automakers, insurance companies all have a stake in  potential legislation

Most people are aware of event data recorders, commonly called “black boxes,” in  airplanes. Many people don’t realize a variety of passenger cars also have these  devices — and they may be mandatory for 2015 model year cars.
There are black boxes in about 96 percent of cars for the 2013 model year,  according to the   National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So having them in all cars  isn’t a big change, but along with that mandatory ruling will likely come some  additional parameters for what data is collected and how it is shared. The  details are what have civil-rights groups and some legislators concerned.
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