Thursday, May 20, 2010

Groups spar over car black boxes as Congress mulls auto safety bill

(Washington Post) - A proposal to equip all new cars with "black boxes" to record crash data has emerged as a key point of dispute between the industry and safety groups as Congress weighs an expansive auto safety bill.

With both sides showing support for making black boxes mandatory, their appearance in all cars in the coming years seems increasingly likely. But automakers and safety advocates disagree over the extent of the data the devices should collect and over the extent they should be able to survive the worst of crashes.

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