Like the United States, Europe will require the installation of a black box in any new vehicle sold from 2022. The device will record various driving parameters and vehicle condition which can be viewed by the police in the event of an accident.
From July 6, 2022, thewill have the obligation to integrate in all their new models intended for the European market a kind of intended to record technical information. These can be used in the event of . What information is involved and who will be able to access it?
The European Union intends to provide allnew from an unprecedented information collection system, similar to the famous “black box” on board airplanes. The idea is to have access to a whole precise list of technical information relating to the seconds which preceded and followed a shock, more or less violent. All categories of cars (private and utility) are concerned, but not yet motorized two-wheelers. Note that only the police will be authorized to have access to this data, if necessary, but not the insurers.
The data concerned are in particular theof the vehicle, the degree of activation of the braking, the angle of the steering wheel, the inclination of the vehicle on the road, the activation or not of all the vehicle’s safety systems, starting with the belt. This system will also make it possible to identify the precise type of vehicle in order to report, if necessary, a suspicious incident directly to the manufacturer.
All of this data promises to be anonymized, in the sense that it will not include the vehicle identification number or any other information that identifies the owner of the vehicle. Also note that, unlike the black boxes of planes, no conversation will ever be recorded in the cockpit!
This system cannot be deactivated and will therefore work continuously after the car is switched on.. However, the data will be constantly overwritten in favor of new ones, with the exception of course of the seconds before and after the accident. Such a system has already been in place in the United States since 2012.