9 Alerts From the BLACK BOX Tag


An Expectation of Privacy: NMA E-Newsletter #432

Earlier this month, the Florida Appeals Court in a 2-1 decision found in the 2013 Palm Beach County DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide case involving Charles Worsham Jr that the Fourth Amendment affords an expectation of privacy for vehicle electronic data recorders (EDRs), aka black boxes. Similar to an airplane black box, a vehicle’s EDR […]

Don’t (Snap)Shoot Yourself in the Foot Part 2. Newsletter Readers Respond: NMA E-Newsletter #407

NMA Newsletter #404 on the devices insurance companies want you to use as part of a good driver program and vehicle black boxes (or event data recorders) brought in some great comments for discussion. We thought we would share a few thoughts from NMA members. To read the October 9th NMA E-Newsletter #404, Don’t (Snap)Shoot Yourself […]

Don’t (Snap)Shoot Yourself in the Foot: NMA E-Newsletter #404

from Gary Biller, NMA President Let’s take a little quiz, one that I’ve given to a few audiences during NMA presentations. First question: Do you feel that you are a better-than-average driver? Second question: Would you consider enrolling in a program like Progressive’s Snapshot in which the insurance company offers a discounted premium for better […]

NMA E-Newsletter #327: Did You Know Your Car is Copyright Protected?

Time was when you could tune up your car with a few simple tools, a Chilton’s manual and some elbow grease. Not anymore. Today you almost need an IT degree just to pop the hood. And there’s a good reason for that. Modern vehicles incorporate complicated computers, electronic control units and multiple sensor arrays that […]

NMA E-Newsletter #270: Dash Cams—A Double-Edged Sword

We talk a lot here about how evolving technology can work for you or against you. A perfect example is the use of cell phones to record police activity during traffic stops. Even though you may be within your rights to record police, they may not see it that way, which can lead to no […]