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Big Government, Big Business, Big Black Boxes

MrKeith Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:15 PM
Remember, we have been experiencing new technology for over 300 years and to everyone's benefits. Computerized cars are in their infancy. If you would like to know what is coming, Google ITS(Intelligent Transportation Systems) Learn about crash-less cars and the eventuality of self driving cars. Listen to the engineers...not the lawyers! Technology is like guns, it can be misused, but blame the user and correct through law and jail. Our biggest concern is budget deficit/debt and economic freedom, not advancing electronics. "If man were meant to fly, God would have given him wings!" Not!

The Nanny State is crawling under the hood of your car. The Obama Administration has recently approved a request by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requiring auto manufacturers to install “Event Data Recorders” (EDRs) -- commonly referred to as “black boxes” -- on every new car sold in the United States starting September 2014.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood -- our nation’s Nanny-in-Chief” -- calls these new regulations an essential step in understanding how drivers respond in crashes; a common-sense step that will lead to advancements in safety features. “This proposal will give us the critical insight and...