Push to Put “Black Box” Recording Devices in Cars
St. Louis, MO (KPLR) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to make it mandatory for automakers to put data recorders, also known as “black boxes” in all new cars and light trucks. The recorders track vehicle speed, information about engine throttle, air bag readiness before a crash and whether seat belts were buckled. The NHTSA believes the data the black boxes could collect will save lives in the future by providing a broader picture of why and how crashes occur. The report states the devices do not collect any personal identifying information or record conversations.