Jul 122010
 
 July 12, 2010  Surveillance

Zach Bowman writes:

Big Brother really wants to get into your future vehicle. Intel is currently hard at work on the next generation of vehicle event data recorders, the infamous black boxes that Congress has clamored for since Toyota’s unintended acceleration problems dominated headlines earlier this year. According to The New York Times, these new black boxes may do a lot more than just record things like vehicle speed and whether you’re wearing your seatbelt. Intel’s prototype will incorporate GPS and all of a vehicle’s onboard cameras for real-time mapping of the road conditions.

As if that’s not intrusive enough, Intel proposes that the EDRs record up to 30 seconds of interior video as well.

Read more on AutoBlog.

Thanks to Andi for sending this in.

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