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All New Cars To Be Mandated With Lojack Black Box

“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is expected to issue new regulations next month, that will require a black box style data recorder be fitted in all new cars.

Similar in concept to the familiar black boxes used in commercial aircraft for decades, the boxes are expected to record information about speed, seat belt use and brake application in the final seconds leading up to an accident, the data can be retrieved for later analysis.

Before you start screaming about government overreach, you should know that almost every new car already has a device like this fitted at the factory. For example, GM has fitted one to almost every new car they’ve built since the early 1990s.”

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  1. MX2101

    I think the word Lojack implies the device can receive and transmit data via radio over a substantial distance. That is a big difference from a device that can only be accessed when in possession of or in close proximity to the vehicle. One day, privacy conscious people will have shielded RF-tight garages for things that cannot be turned off easily. The general public is too stupid to realize the end game of life on a network. They do not realize that soon the government will be able to shut down every aspect of your life except bodily functions, within fifteen minutes.

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