Senate Passes Bill Requiring "Black Boxes" for Cars, but you may Already Have One
The U.S. Senate just passed a bill requiring all new cars in America to come equipped with a black box-like data recording device starting in 2015, InfoWars reports. Similar to the tell-all black boxes on airplanes, event data recorders (EDR) record information about an automobile crash. If you bought a car in the last decade, it may already have one installed.
Black boxes, or flight data recorders as they are formally called, have been crucial in analyzing plane crashes since about the mid-20th century. The tamper-proof devices record the activity of a plane’s