Feds Mandate Tracking Device Be Installed On All New Cars

car-blackbox-Feds Mandate Tracking Device Be Installed On All New Cars

Federal Government mandate to install a “black box” on all new cars means your car will soon become a high-tech tracking device

This is not only a violation of the 4th amendment protecting against search and seizure without a warrant, but it also violates the our 5th amendment right of not being required to provide evidence or testimony that incriminates ourselves.

The feds will mandate next month that all new cars be fitted with a black box, according to news reports. So-called black boxes record information about speed, seat belt use, and brake application. This is great for people who are interested in getting lower car insurance, as supposedly having a black box will help you become a better driver since you will be driving more carefully. A black box should deter you from reckless driving. Meaning that you will be less likely to get into an accident. However, accidents do happen, so it’s important to have a law firm on hand, particularly if the accident wasn’t your fault. If you’ve recently been in an accident then you might want to consider using lamber goodnow to help you out.

As stated a black box can be incredibly helpful when it comes to getting cheaper insurance (as you are less likely to get into an accident supposedly). They can be a great help to young drivers who are looking for cheaper insurance since black boxes can record a lot of information (about speed, seat belt use, and brake application). As most people know insurance is already quite expensive. So it’s no surprise that many people are interested in finding cheaper insurance. They can simply google something like “excellent coverage low price” and they might be lucky enough to find a well-priced insurance deal.

It doesn’t just stop there though when it comes to insurance. A black box might help lower your insurance, however, there are a few other factors that should be considered, such as your age, job, how long you’ve been driving etc… There are so many factors that can affect your insurance, so it’s important that you understand this. Saying that though, a black box that can help read your speed, seat belt use, and brake application, should be able to help. This is slightly more advanced than most GPS softwares that are installed in cars and fleet vehicles. Autoconnect have a range of GPS units to view so this may give you an idea of how they are different from black boxes.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been involved in the use of black boxes since their introduction. In 2006, the safety administration encouraged but did not require automobile manufacturers to install the systems and also did not set a single standard for the way data would be recorded, according to the New York Times.

In February, NHTSA administrator David Strickland said the government was considering making the technology mandatory in the wake of recalls of millions of Toyota vehicles. Strickland made the disclosure to a subcommittee hearing by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Now they will make the installation of these device mandatory under federal law. If we are to gauge the reaction of the corporate media, this story is not very important. Outside of industry and technology publications, the story was not reported.

Computer chip manufacturer Intel showed off its event recorder last year following the Toyota recall. “With new vehicles, there will very likely be video cameras inside and outside,” said Intel’s chief technology office, Justin Rattner, in a July, 2010, interview. “It’s not particularly new or stunning, but when you combine the cameras with GPS, you’re geo-tagging the video.”

In other words, your car – like your smart phone – may soon become a surveillance device and high-tech snooping will be mandated by the federal government.

Kurt Nimmo
May 24, 2011

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