Automobile Black Boxes

A Look at the Issues Raised by 'Black Boxes' in Cars

A Look at the Issues Raised by 'Black Boxes' in Cars

By Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 12:20pm
On Friday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) formally proposed regulations requiring the placement of “black boxes” in cars. More properly known as “Event Data Recorders,” or EDRs, these are similar to the devices of the same name placed in aircraft, which record data about the vehicle’s operating characteristics in the seconds before a crash.
Cars That Talk to Each Other: What Are The Privacy Implications?

Cars That Talk to Each Other: What Are The Privacy Implications?

By Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 10:23am

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Monday that it is proceeding with an effort to reduce traffic accidents by creating a “Vehicle to Vehicle” wireless infrastructure (known as V2V) through which cars can communicate with each other…

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