Black Box Recorders in Cars??


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The european union is drawing up plans for aircraft-style black box recorders to be fitted to all cars to help the police to identify who is responsible for crashes.They will record 20 types of data , including driving speed , the car's most recent movements and whether the driver braked or indicated.

The information will be used by police and insurance firms to reconstruct crashes and determine who was at fault.It could then e used in court cases.Researchers believe the technology will improve safety.The study called , Project Veronica , found drivers with black boxes weer 10% less likely to be involved in a fatal accident , and the repair bills fell by as much as 25%.The researchers said that the drivers now know they cannot get away with simple excuses after an accident because their movements are recorded.They therefore will drive more carefully.

The boxes which cost about 500euros are a little bigger than a pack of cards and are fitted behind the dashboard or under the floor.They are connected to sensors that monitor the car's movement.They are triggered by sharp changes in speed or the inflation of an airbag, allowing them to record collisions with pedestrians and cars.

SOURCE:THE TIMES OF INDIA NOV3rd TUESDAY
 

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this is something which can make people follow rules and india badly needs something like this.
 
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Exactly! India needs this badly. But the cost is pretty high. So, no chance for a long time.
[agree] yeah but it will take a lot of time o be implemented in india. but the sooner the better!!
 
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Re: Black box recorders in cars???

I agree that this is an important device. But if this is fitted below the floor the device will simply shake and go loose within a few days & will add to the rattling noise. Some of the pot holes here are so big, I am scared that after a few years we will need only "OFF-ROAD" vehicles to travel on our roads.

Not only insurance people, innocent victims of accidents too will get some evidence to claim some money.
 
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