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Accident data recorders or black boxes for cars are getting cheaper and better – and they open up new monitoring possibilities
The freedom on the roads could soon be over with the further advent of electronics in cars and the surveillance possibilities it opened up. Toll and navigation systems provide an entry point, advanced accident data recorders or. -The use of an accident data recorder (UDS) or a driving data recorder (FDS) for cars is another matter. Costs are falling for the automotive black box, which could potentially curb risky driving, but also extend surveillance capabilities onto the road. Earlier this year, a majority of the participants in the 41. At the 5th Traffic Court Conference in Goslar, the government advocated the mandatory introduction of such a black box for cars.
With a UDS for automobiles, certain driving data such as speed, longitudinal and lateral acceleration as well as changes in direction, overtaking maneuvers, skidding, cornering and jerking, activation of the brakes, turn signal or light are continuously recorded and rewritten. Accidents and critical driving maneuvers are automatically recorded, with a certain period of time before and after the incident, for example, the last 30 seconds before a collision and the first 15 seconds after it. It is possible to delete the memory or save the data of an incident.