"Event Data Recorders" on Your New Car in 2015

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"Event Data Recorders" on Your New Car in 2015

Post by sWamp-Ass on Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:48 pm


Subtitle C--Transparency and Accountability

Subtitle D--Vehicle Electronics and Safety Standards
Sec. 31401.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration electronics, software, and engineering expertise.

Sec. 31406. Vehicle event data recorders.

Subtitle C--Driver Safety

Sec. 32301. Electronic on-board recording devices.

"Sec. 32710. Event data recorders."
Bill Text Here

(a) Mandatory Event Data Recorders-

(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall revise part 563 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, to require, beginning with model year 2015, that new passenger motor vehicles sold in the United States be equipped with an event data recorder that meets the requirements under that part...

(d) Revised Requirements for Event Data Recorders- Based on the findings of the study under subsection (c), the Secretary shall initiate a rulemaking proceeding to revise part 563 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations. The rule--
(1) shall require event data recorders to capture and store data related to motor vehicle safety covering a reasonable time period before, during, and after a motor vehicle crash or airbag deployment, including a rollover;

(2) shall require that data stored on such event data recorders be accessible, regardless of vehicle manufacturer or model, with commercially available equipment in a specified data format;

(3) shall establish requirements for preventing unauthorized access to the data stored on an event data recorder in order to protect the security, integrity, and authenticity of the data; and

(4) may require an interoperable data access port to facilitate universal accessibility and analysis.

(e) Disclosure of Existence and Purpose of Event Data Recorder- The rule issued under subsection (d) shall require that any owner’s manual or similar documentation provided to the first purchaser of a passenger motor vehicle for purposes other than resale--

(1) disclose that the vehicle is equipped with such a data recorder...

(f) Access to Event Data Recorders in Agency Investigations- Section 30166(c)(3)(C) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by inserting ‘, including any electronic data contained within the vehicle’s diagnostic system or event data recorder’ after ‘equipment.’

Don't forget section (f), which adds new language to 49 US Code 30166 to allow the Secretary of Transportation to come inspect the black box if the car is an accident. The added language is below:

49 USC 30166
(c) Matters That Can Be Inspected and Impoundment.— In carrying out this chapter, an officer or employee designated by the Secretary of Transportation—
(3) at reasonable times, in a reasonable way, and on display of proper credentials and written notice to an owner, operator, or agent in charge, may—
(B) enter and inspect with reasonable promptness premises at which a vehicle or equipment involved in a motor vehicle accident is located;
(C) inspect with reasonable promptness that vehicle or equipment <<, including any electronic data contained within the vehicle’s diagnostic system or event data recorder>>; and
(D) impound for not more than 72 hours a vehicle or equipment involved in a motor vehicle accident.

One might wonder why the federal government needs to be involved in car accidents, but since the statute says they have to be "reasonable" there is no cause for concern.

49 CFR 563 has a table that shows all the types of information these things have to record.

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