Tuesday, April 26, 2011

 

ALL NEW CARS TRACK YOU TO-BLACK BOXES IN THEM

REVELATION 13:16-18
16 And he(FALSE POPE) causeth all,(WORLD SOCIALISM) both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(CHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM

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ADR's or Black Boxes for Vehicles: Ever needed an eye witness to an accident? It's your word against theirs! By Trackeye Pty Ltd March 26, 2009

Accident Data Recorders (ADR'S) described as black boxes for vehicles, are becoming more prevalent in passenger vehicles, and will arguably become a vehicle manufacturers must have accessory for new vehicles of the future.Black boxes primarily consist of acceleration sensors, global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver modules, camera modules, image processing integrated circuits and storage devices.ADR's record images in much the same way as flight recorders record data in an aircraft, and as a result, they and are being increasingly utilized for their role as a third eye witness in traffic accidents. Attached to the inside of the windshield, the device shoots video whenever the vehicle sustains a jolt above a predetermined level, the video image immediately before and after the accident is recorded. Drive recorders have primarily been used in the taxi industry to analyse accidents, though they are also becoming increasingly adopted in industrial fleets and in private cars.

Some Drive recorders record both forward and rear facing video immediately before, and after an accident, or the sudden accelerations or decelerations that could have led to one. Equipping vehicles with such a black box provides advantages, namely

(1) Faster insurance claims processing
(2) Monitored driving habits providing safety and perhaps even fuel expenditure savings
(3) Accumulation of data for the development of next-generation safety systems.
(4) reduced number of accidents,

Of these, faster post accident insurance claims processing is an immediate result of just installing the recorder. Equipping a car with a drive recorder would provide the insurance companies with significant benefits including fewer excess insurance payouts and lower personnel and court expenses during negotiations and settlements. The reduced expenses generated could be utilized by the insurers to provide discounts on insurance premium payments for vehicles fitted with drive recorders. Ultimately, and with development, drive recorder data could also be used to introduce new insurance rate schedules based on the actual driving performance of drivers to be insured.Taxi and parcel delivery companies expend considerable effort on handling accidents, and independent third eye data that determines who is at fault, as well as the conditions at the accident scene, can sometimes end up being presented in court. With a drive recorder, a more objective judgment can be made, utilizing recorded imagery rather than the somewhat vague recollections of the involved parties.Taxi Companies in Japan equip their fleets of taxis with these black boxes, because they can be checked immediately after an accident, eliminating arguments with the other driver about whether a signal was red or green. A taxi operator described how a motorcyclist on the centreline side of the taxi at a red light signal, hit the side of the vehicle, and then the following day claimed the taxi had caused the accident. The taxi company merely showed the motorcyclist the imagery and the case collapsed. The recorded imagery does indeed provide compelling evidence.

Data from the drive recorder can be analysed and used to educate drivers in driving safely, leading to fewer accidents. Driver braking and acceleration/deceleration characteristics can be quantified to form comparisons with other drivers to promote a better awareness of driving behaviour and help to reduce abrupt starts and stops. This would not only reduce the number of accidents, but also improve fuel economy. The Japanese experience highlights about a 10% difference in fuel expense depending on whether a vehicle is driven with frequent and heavy acceleration or deceleration, or not. A drive recorder could thus have a significant effect on fuel costs.With all these benefits, it seems likely that drive recorders will be adopted as the norm in commercial vehicles. It is also likely that these devices may grow in popularity in the passenger car market, and demand for black boxes in passenger cars is quite high. Many individuals, such as people who have caused past accidents, particularly involving personal injury, and those who have been subjected to costly legal disputes, or people who just require objective judgments for the sake of their conscience, will find the drive recorder evidence essential.The reduced administrative claims costs generated could be utilized by the insurance firms to provide discounts on insurance premium payments for those individuals who fit drive recorders and pool their data with a view towards reduced insurance premiums.

Vehicle design already reflects the manufacturers concerns for preventative accident technology, and the drive recorder can play a big part there, too. One key role is collecting data on situations that almost resulted in accidents. The drive recorder can record these alarming events, such as when a driver slams on the brakes. Until now, development of vehicular safety equipment has emphasized protecting the passengers and driver in an accident, such as through airbags and collapsing car bodies. Already the thrust of development seems to be shifting toward a competition in preventive safety: avoiding accidents entirely.Accumulated drive recorder data in the future will make it possible to identify previously unknown factors in accidents, For the automobile manufacturers, drive recorder data is rapidly becoming indispensable for the development of next-generation safety systems, and that means it is possible that the manufacturers might be willing to bear part of the cost for the safety systems, including the drive recorder, in return for stored data. If a manufacturer sells a car equipped with a drive recorder, for example, it will recommend an insurance company which offers reduced premiums for cars with drive recorders. When airbags and anti-lock braking systems (ABS) were first introduced in the 1990s as optional extras, they each ran around Yen100, 000, but the automobile manufacturers began strategically equipping new models with them in recognition of the high safety effectiveness they provided. Today, airbags and ABS are found as standard equipment in all new cars. The same phenomenon could well occur with drive recorders, too.

EU urges use of tracking boxes for motorists
Xinhuanet November 2, 2009


BEIJING — The European Commission is looking in to the efficacy of fitting black-box recorders into motorists’ cars.The study, entitled Project Veronica, is looking at whether installing Event Data Recorders into cars would be useful to authorities and companies such as insurance firms in determining what exactly occurs in the moments leading up to and the moments immediately following road traffic accidents. The EDRs would be capable of tracking a driver’s every move and this has made the project unpopular with civil rights groups. Although information gathered by the EDR such as when brakes are applied, when the horn is used and when the indicators were turned on could all be useful in determining who is at fault during a crash, some say that the technology could be used to keep a constant eye on a drivers every move.The 2.4 million pound study was commissioned by the European commission’s transport arm and taken three years to complete. Researchers believe the technology will improve safety if its recommendations of fitting the devices into all cars are carried out. According to the research drivers with black boxes were 10 percent less likely to be involved in a fatal accident, and their repair bills fell by as much as 25 percent. Ralf Schmidt-Cotta, director of the study, which is being carried out at the German car-parts group Continental, said,The technology is like an independent, neutral witness. For police and insurance companies, it will be invaluable. It will also revolutionise road safety because of the psychological impact of having the boxes installed. Drivers know they cannot get away with simple excuses after an accident because their movements are recorded. They therefore drive more carefully.

But a spokesman for Privacy International, Simon Davies warned that the black-boxes, similar to the devices used in aircraft, could be used alongside other technology to keep people under constant surveillance. But authors of the report say that Project Veronica addresses these concerns and points out that any data collected would be of little use other than in helping to explain what goes on in the lead up to an accident. They will only store data recorded 30 seconds prior to a crash and 15 seconds afterwards. The boxes will also alert emergency services to an accident. The project goes on to point out that the main reason for installing the EDRs was to make drivers more responsible, speed up court hearings and give a better insight into the causes of traffic accidents.In Britain, the boxes are installed as standard in many emergency vehicles. When London’s Metropolitan police put them in 3,500 of their cars in 1999 there was a 2 million pound reduction in accident costs in 18 months. In the United States black-boxes became widespread after manufacturers agreed to adopt them on a voluntary basis. They are now standard in more than two-thirds of new vehicles. However, motoring groups and the British government are concerned about their use in the European Union. The Department for Transport said it had concerns about privacy and legal issues, while a spokesman for the AA [Automobile Association] warned that making black-boxes mandatory would be impractical.

http://www.seniormag.com/headlines/blackboxcars.htm
Are you riding on a black box?

When a plane crashes, one of the first things that investigators do is to try to find the flight data recorder or black box. It allows investigators to determine what may have gone wrong and caused the crash. Black boxes in cars can function in about the same way.In the United States, there are approximately 190 million drivers. If you are driving a car manufactured by GM or Saturn, you could be carrying around an event data recorder (EDR) and not even know it. The EDR senses various conditions in and around the vehicle and that can then be obtained by various individuals for various purposes.

EDRs record the following data:

Vehicle speed (five seconds before impact)
Engine speed (five seconds before impact)
Brake status (five seconds before impact)
Throttle position (five seconds before impact)
State of driver's seat belt switch (On/Off)
Passenger's airbag (On/Off)
IR Warning Lamp status (On/Off)
Time from vehicle impact to airbag deployment
Ignition cycle count at event time
Ignition cycle count at investigation
Maximum velocity for near-deployment event
Velocity vs. time for frontal airbag deployment event
Time from vehicle impact to time of maximum velocity
Time between near-deploy and deploy event (if within five seconds)

Using this data, insurance agents and police officers can reconstruct the events leading up to a crash. Black boxes have been in all GM cars since 1999 and in many other makes and models since 1996. (See below to see if your car comes standard with one.)EDRs were originally intended to record what caused air bags to open. The data that triggers the air bag often tells the story of what happened in the seconds before a crash.An even more advanced version of the EDR is being tested by Ford in police cars. This model sends data to 911 dispatchers in the event of a crash. It even allows dispatchers to talk to the occupants of the vehicle after the crash and relay the exact location of and number of passengers in the car.

Privacy concerns

Since these new black boxes are networked to the dispatchers, privacy issues rise even as automotive executives tout the safety improvements afforded by the device. The big issue: tracking. Who monitors the data sent from each car? David Sobel from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) says he fears citizens will lose control of that data. The bottom line is, the user, in this case the driver, really needs to be in control of what kind of information is collected, how long it's maintained, and who is going to have access to it,he said.Judy Bridgeman-Veal, a spokeswoman for the Ford Motor Company, disputes Sobel's concerns.This is not a constant monitoring system,she said.Unless there is an accident, there will not be any tracking.What we wonder is how these cars begin tracking what happened to the car before the accident if they don’t start tracking until after the accident! Even though auto companies insist privacy will be protected, there are currently no standards in place. For more on EDRs, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a comprehensive guide on its website.One chief concern is what if the information in the black box isn't accurate. How would you know? If the radio in the car breaks, a light doesn't go on, or the engine starts making loud noises, you know immediately. If the black box starts misreporting your speed, or doesn't record the fact that you hit the brake, the experts' reliance is placed on faulty information.

The Value of Information

Another big concern is that there is no way in which you can tell if an automobile manufacturer started recording other data like where you go and what you do. Though there is no information that this is happening now, adding GPS tracking would be quite simple.Though this may sound a little paranoid, there is a very high dollar marketing value to determining information about where certain people go and what they do. Simply adding an inexpensive global positioning device would track everywhere you went and this data could be made available to anyone willing to pay the price for it. You may not have any secrets but do you really want your whereabouts being made available to mega-marketing companies?

1996 Model Cars - The following list is of 1996 model cars that come standard with EDRs, according to the Accident Reconstruction Network:

Buick Riviera
Buick Skylark
Chevrolet Astro
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Cavalier
Chevrolet Express
GMC Safari
GMC Savana
Oldsmobile Achie
Oldsmobile Aurora
Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Grand AM
Pontiac Sunfire
All Saturn models
1997 Model Cars

The following list is of 1997 model cars that come standard with EDRs, according to the Accident Reconstruction Network:

Buick Century
Buick LeSabre
Buick Park Avenue
Buick Regal
Buick Riviera
Buick Skylark
Cadillac Deville
Cadillac Eldorado
Cadillac Commercial Special
Cadillac Seville
Chevrolet Astro
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Cavalier
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Express
Chevrolet Lumina
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Venture
GM EV1
GMC Safari
GMC Savana
GMC Sierra
GMC Yukon
Oldsmobile Achieva
Oldsmobile Aurora
Oldsmobile Cutlass
Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
Oldsmobile Silhouette
Pontiac Bonneville
Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Grand AM
Pontiac Grand Prix
Pontiac Sunfire
Pontiac Trans Port
All Saturn models
1998 Model Cars

The following list is of 1998 model cars that come standard with EDRs, according to the Accident Reconstruction Network:

Buick Century
Buick LeSabre
Buick Park Avenue
Buick Regal
Buick Riviera
Buick Skylark
Cadillac Commercial Special
Cadillac Deville
Cadillac Eldorado
Cadillac Seville
Chevrolet Astro
Chevrolet Blazer
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Cavalier
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Express
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Chevrolet Lumina
Chevrolet S10
Chevrolet S10 electric
Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Tahoe
GMC Jimmy
GMC Safari
GMC Savana
GMC Sierra
GMC Sonoma
GMC Yukon
Oldsmobile Achieva
Oldsmobile Aurora
Oldsmobile Bravada
Oldsmobile Cutlass
Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
Oldsmobile Intrigue
Pontiac Bonneville
Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Grand AM
Pontiac Grand Prix
Pontiac Sunfire
All Saturn models
1999 Model Cars

The following list is of 1999 model cars that come standard with EDRs, according to the Accident Reconstruction Network:

Buick Century
Buick LeSabre
Buick Park Avenue
Buick Regal
Buick Riviera
Cadillac Commercial Special
Cadillac Deville
Cadillac Eldorado
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Seville
Chevrolet Astro
Chevrolet Blazer
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Cavalier
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Express
Chevrolet Lumina
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Chevrolet S10
Chevrolet S10 Electric
Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Tahoe
GM EV1
GMC Jimmy
GMC Safari
GMC Savana
GMC Sierra
GMC Sonoma
GMC Yukon
Oldsmobile Alero
Oldsmobile Aurora
Oldsmobile Bravada
Oldsmobile Cutlass
Oldsmobile Cutlass
Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
Oldsmobile Intrigue
Pontiac Bonneville
Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Grand AM
Pontiac Grand Prix
Pontiac Sunfire
All Saturn Models
2000 Model Cars

The following list is of 2000 model cars that come standard with EDRs, according to the Accident Reconstruction Network:

Buick Century
Buick LeSabre
Buick Park Avenue
Buick Regal
Cadillac Commercial Special
Cadillac Deville
Cadillac Eldorado
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Seville
Chevrolet Astro
Chevrolet Blazer
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Cavalier
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Express
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Lumina
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Chevrolet S10
Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Venture
GMC Jimmy
GMC Safari
GMC Savana
GMC Sierra
GMC Sonoma
GMC Yukon
Isuzu Hombre
Oldsmobile Alero
Oldsmobile Bravada
Oldsmobile Intrigue
Oldsmobile Silhouette
Pontiac Bonneville
Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Grand Am
Pontiac Grand Prix
Pontiac Montana
Pontiac Sunfire
All Saturns except the LS
2001 Model Cars

The following list is of 2001 model cars that come standard with EDRs, according to the Accident Reconstruction Network:

Buick Century
Buick Park Avenue
Buick Regal
Cadillac Commercial Special
Cadillac Deville
Cadillac Eldorado
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Seville
Chevrolet Astro
Chevrolet Blazer
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Cavalier
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Express
Chevrolet Lumina
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet S10
Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Venture
GMC Jimmy
GMC Safari
GMC Savana
GMC Sierra
GMC Sonoma
GMC Yukon
Isuzu Hombre
Oldsmobile Alero
Oldsmobile Aurora
Oldsmobile Bravada
Oldsmobile Intrigue
Oldsmobile Silhouette
Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Grand Am
Pontiac Grand Prix
Pontiac Montana
Pontiac Sunfire
All Saturns except the LS
2002 Model Cars

The following list is of 2002 model cars that come standard with EDRs, according to the Accident Reconstruction Network:

Buick Century
Buick LeSabre
Buick Park Avenue
Buick Regal
Buick Rendezvous
Cadillac Commercial Special
Cadillac Deville
Cadillac Eldorado
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Seville
Chevrolet Avalanche
Chevrolet Astro
Chevrolet Blazer
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Cavalier
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Express
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Lumina
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet S10
Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
GMC Envoy
GMC Safari
GMC Savana
GMC Sierra
GMC Sonoma
GMC Yukon
Isuzu Hombre
Oldsmobile Alero
Oldsmobile Aurora
Oldsmobile Bravada
Oldsmobile Intrigue
Pontiac Aztec
Pontiac Bonneville
Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Grand Am
Pontiac Grand Prix
Pontiac Sunfire
All Saturns except the LS

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