2008 — Not ‘1984’: My kid will be 14 in 2008 — coming up on driving age. I really, really want one of these for his car. As for mine, however, all I have is indignation at the invasion of my privacy.
Big brother will be watching you for sure by 2008 — the year Event Data Recorders (EDRs) will become mandatory standard equipment in all new cars and trucks unless public outrage somehow puts the kibosh on a proposed law.
EDRs are “black boxes” much like the ones airplanes have. They can record a wide variety of things — including how fast you drive and whether you “buckle up for safety.”