Your Car’s Black Box?!
It is common knowledge that airplanes contain a “black box” that records all the activities taking place on a flight. But what about your car?
Since 2006, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has required new vehicles be made with a similar technology that functions as a black box inside automobiles. Facts such as how fast you were going, road conditions, and whether you were wearing your seat belt are recorded. In many states, this data is accessible by insurance companies without the car owner ever being aware.
Are car black boxes a violation of privacy, or an appropriate safety mechanism? Tell us what you think!