AC Privacy Black Boxes in Cars CBC

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INDEPTH: BLACK BOX Event data recorder or 'black box' John Bowman, CBC News Online | October 23, 2003 When two cars collide on an isolated road, there may be more witnesses present than just the drivers and passengers. Silent – and, in most cases, unknown – witnesses can lie within the cars themselves. The same electronic sensor that triggers the deployment of a car's airbags can record and store information on a car's speed, whether the seatbelts are fastened, and whether the driver hit the brakes before a collision. The device is known as an event data recorder (EDR), or simply a "black box," because it serves a similar function to a flight data recorder in an aircraft. The information the black boxes record includes: the car's speed; the engine's speed; whether the brakes are applied; the position of the gas pedal. It also records other information, such as whether the driver was wearing a seatbelt and the force of the collision. Because the memory of the black box is limited, it only retains this information for a few
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMM 1000345 taught by Professor Mccloud during the Fall '10 term at Mohawk College.

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