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Car “black boxes” essential to auto safety, NHTSA boss says


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's boss David Strickland said car data recorders are essential to auto safety. In a Detroit News interview, Strickland said the government will protect motorists' privacy and that he opposes on/off switches that could allow motorists to turn off event data recorders. According to NHTSA's boss, having such switches would be a horrible thing for safety. The ...
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NHTSA deputy director will join Google to manage its driverless car program
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