New Standards for Automobile "Black Boxes" Take Effect September 1

Automakers had requested a one year extension


New federal standards for "black boxes" that record information leading up to auto accidents will will take effect Sept. 1, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ruled on Tuesday. 

The decision means the new standards for the devices will not be delayed by one year, as automakers had requested.

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  1. That’s great news! Auto makers were demanding for this new standard “black boxes” since long time and now this decision will make them relaxed.

    “Black boxes” an event data recorder has already proved its importance in investigation of airplane’s accidents but since long time it has not been seemed such beneficial in automobiles. Hence the demand of auto makers for changing this standard was obvious and it’s so fortunate that their demand has been accepted.

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