quote:The trouble is the potential for misuse, or for the data to be twisted in an attempt to make it say something it really doesn't say. Lets say I have a car I drive every day but also autocross on weekends. Lets say this idea is expanded slightly to keep more long term data. Neither is too far fetched. So I get in an accident and the datalog will show tons of WFO operation, lots of hard braking, plenty of body roll, etc. That certainly isn't going to help me when I tell the judge or jury I've been driving for almost 35 years with no accidents that were my fault and I can't remember my last ticket it's been so long and there have been so few. It won't matter. The assumption will be I'm reckless and just never had the odds catch up with me. Not good IMO...
Originally posted by labman: Could be a great saving on trying to figure out who is lying. I am sure there will be some negative impacts, but mostly for those who in the past managed to lie out of stuff.
quote:Won't do any good, if the air bags are deployed the data is locked in there till its reset.
good reason for you to have your car towed home after an accident ..rather then to a shoip for repairs....you can later take to shop from your house...this assuming you were speeding and in the wrong
quote:That cannot be assured. You don't have the ownership of your medical records and any number of other things that you pay for. If this is widely adopted the government (which one I don't know =fed or states) will make it "implied consent" to view the data if you're involved in a traffic stop or accident ..just like a blood alcohol level test. It's part of getting your license. I personally could see a few problems with it. If you're speeding, and most of us do speed, and you happen to get in an accident, you're in more trouble. Also insurance companies may want to rate you on data recorded. They will take into account weekend racers ...that's risk to them too ..and if they happen to also be your life insurance company
Originally posted by Tosh: but if the data belongs to you, the owner, then wouldn't you prefer to have this data than not?
quote:And without calibration, who is to say that the speed stored in an EDR is correct? That's why police car speedometers (and other speed measuring equipment, such as radar guns) are calibrated and certified.
Originally posted by MN Driver: The fact is 2 MPH over and you are done in court, you already lost the case, who doesn't go 2 MPH over.