German Legislation Would Require ‘Black Box’ Tech for Self-Driving Cars

German Legislation Would Require ‘Black Box’ Tech for Self-Driving Cars

Germany is considering an interesting approach in the march towards regulating self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles. Reuters reported Europe’s largest economy is working on legislation that would require self-driving cars to include “black box” tech. ┬áThat system would record┬áwhen the system was active and when the driver was in control. It would also record when the system requested the driver take over.┬áBlack box comes┬áfrom the airline industry, where effectively-indestructible┬ádevices record flight data in the event of a crash. Those devices┬ácost about $100,000 and have to survive substantially greater trauma than a car would ever endure. With that in mind, devices designed for cars would share little more than a┬áname with their flying cousins.┬áThis┬áis one regulatory approach that could be copied far and wide.

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