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Anyone know if the S40 has a black box?<p><br><A HREF="http://money.cnn.com/2006/08/21/autos/event_data_recorder_rule/index.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://money.cnn.com/2006/08/2...x.htm</A><p>NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has passed a regulation requiring car makers to inform customers when their car has been equipped with an Event Data Recorder, the agency said Monday.<p>EDRs, similar to "black boxes" used in commercial airliners, record data about what a car is doing in the moments just before and after a crash. They do not record the voices of occupants but they do record things like speed, steering wheel movement, how hard the brakes are being pressed and the actual movement of the car itself.<p>Buying a safe car no longer has to cost you a lot of money. Here are some prime examples. (more)<br>About 64 percent of model year 2005 cars were equipped with EDRs, according to NHTSA. Some manufacturer's already include information about the EDR in the owners manual, but not all, said Rae Tyson, a spokesman for NHTSA.<p>"If you have a new vehicle, chances are it's got one," he said.
 

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Re: Anyone know if the S40 has a black box? (treacherous)

yes s40/v50's have them. here's a quote from the owners manual...<p>"Vehicle Event Data<br>Your vehicle's driving and safety systems employ computers that monitor, and share with each other, information about your vehicle's operation. One or more of these computers may store what they monitor, either during normal vehicle operation or in a crash or near-crash event. Stored information may be read and used by: <p>Volvo Car Corporation <br>service and repair facilities <br>law enforcement or government agencies <br>others who may assert a legal right to know, or who obtain your consent to know such information. "<br> <p>
 

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Re: Anyone know if the S40 has a black box? (s40turbo585)

Yeah, they do...<br>And that's what I don't llike - being monitored by any "others who may assert a legal right to know...". Unfortunately there's no way to avoid having your car's data being recorded, other then buying a 25yr old carburetor (read - CPUless) car.<p>...big brother...
 

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You Brits can do a lot more with a few seconds of data than our keystone homeland security cops. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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