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Car Owners to be Notified of Blackboxes in Vehicle 334

smooth wombat writes "As a follow-up to this long ago posting, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has passed a resolution requiring car manufacturers to inform buyers if their cars are equipped with Event Data Recorders (EDRs). The new regulation also standardizes what information is to be collected. Car manufacturers must comply with the new regulation beginning in the 2011 model year."
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Car Owners to be Notified of Blackboxes in Vehicle

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 21, 2006 @05:26PM (#15951437)
    Bush vows to end America's dependence on foreign oil by 4922.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 21, 2006 @05:49PM (#15951625)
    The data is my intellectual property. Their copying it violates my copyright. Even the insurance companies are scared of the DMCA.
  • by aztec rain god ( 827341 ) on Monday August 21, 2006 @06:29PM (#15951917)
    Reminds me of a joke I heard in a bar a while back- that the NHTSA was to require voice recorders in all trucks. In most of the country, right before a fatal wreck, the most commonly uttered phrase was "Oh shit!", but in Montana the most commonly uttered phrase was "Hold my beer, watch this!"
  • by sinij ( 911942 ) on Monday August 21, 2006 @07:34PM (#15952292)
    I think I will install one of these into my Yugo!
  • by ishmaelflood ( 643277 ) on Wednesday August 23, 2006 @04:26AM (#15960902)
    "You were on the marketing team? "

    No, I'm an engineer, suspensions on Mustang, engines on Corvette.

    "Your low profile tires comment makes absolutely no sense."

    Because you don't know what you are talking about.

    "They are indeed not designed for racing."

    Thank you, that was my point.

    " However, they are high" (ish) " performance vehicles (the Corvette more so) and they should be fully capable of being used in closed course events such as driver education (racetrack) and autocross.

    Of course they are. But that's not racing. If you want to race a Corvette you replace almost every single component and body panel. It's a whole new car.

    "It's hard to believe that the Corvette with its near supercar horsepower, handling, and braking is only being designed with slightly elevated durability targets."

    Well, try really hard. Or become an automotive engineer.

Thufir's a Harkonnen now.