Friendly Eyes Watching Over Your Driving
Intelligent cars will report accidents to authorities - Telegraph
Intelligent cars fitted with aircraft-style black boxes that can send video footage and information about driving behaviour during accidents to the police and insurance companies are being developed by computer scientists.
Remember your car may well already have a "black box" which is ready to grass you up...
Automobile Crash Event Data Recorder Some airbag modules have an added feature that allows them to store sensor data received by the module during an airbag deployment or near-deployment. These airbag modules, equipped with a Event Data Recorder (EDR) function, are often referred to as a "Black Box." Although, the airbag module is not a " Black Box", in the true sense of the term, this descriptor helps simplify the explanation of this device. Airbag modules with this EDR function do not record large amounts of data over long periods of time. However, they do record data from up to six sensors for a period of up to five seconds before an impact.
You are being watched as you drive.