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7 years 3 months ago #17311 by Beefy
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I was told during one of my advanced diagnostic teacher's rants that OBDII cars contain a 'black box' like those used in aeroplanes. If you get into a wreck, the police can tap into the box and view info at the time of say, air bag deployment and see how fast you were going, whether or not you applied the brakes, if you had your seatbelt on etc. This allows the police the ability to determine more clearly the cause of crashes, and who's at fault. This seems totally reasonable to me, and is obviously feasible. Anyone else hear this?

Signs point to 'maybe'

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7 years 3 months ago #17312 by redfury
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Quoted From Beefy:

I was told during one of my advanced diagnostic teacher's rants that OBDII cars contain a 'black box' like those used in aeroplanes. If you get into a wreck, the police can tap into the box and view info at the time of say, air bag deployment and see how fast you were going, whether or not you applied the brakes, if you had your seatbelt on etc. This allows the police the ability to determine more clearly the cause of crashes, and who's at fault. This seems totally reasonable to me, and is obviously feasible. Anyone else hear this?


On the newer cars, sure. Some insurance agencies are trying to get people to volunteer to have them installed in their cars for cheaper insurance reasons ( of course, that's what they say anyway ). You can get them for your teenagers car so that you can track their movements and see what they are doing to the car when it's in their hands as well. The tech exists, it's just a matter of which cars manufacturers decided to put it in. Likely anything with ONSTAR has the capability.

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7 years 3 months ago #17313 by Beefy
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Quoted From redfury:

On the newer cars, sure. Some insurance agencies are trying to get people to volunteer to have them installed in their cars for cheaper insurance reasons ( of course, that's what they say anyway ). You can get them for your teenagers car so that you can track their movements and see what they are doing to the car when it's in their hands as well. The tech exists, it's just a matter of which cars manufacturers decided to put it in. Likely anything with ONSTAR has the capability.


Yeh, I've seen those Progressive insurance commercials. Last spring when I was in my Service Ops class, we had a couple cars come in with those little memory boxes hooked up to the DLC connector. My instructor however was of the opinion that they could pull the info from said 'black box' even if you didn't have that little doohickey. He probably has guns buried in his back yard and a bomb shelter as well, but I can't disagree with him.

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7 years 3 months ago #17314 by Trcustoms719
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Quoted From Beefy:

Yeh, I've seen those Progressive insurance commercials. Last spring when I was in my Service Ops class, we had a couple cars come in with those little memory boxes hooked up to the DLC connector. My instructor however was of the opinion that they could pull the info from said 'black box' even if you didn't have that little doohickey. He probably has guns buried in his back yard and a bomb shelter as well, but I can't disagree with him.



Huh.., you guys don't have a bomb shelter too? haha
Thats funny.
As for buried guns.., I might know some people who would do that..

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7 years 3 months ago #17315 by johnzcarz
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hello. I am wondering if anyone has any information regarding obd3. According to many car forums, obd3 will start to be on cars in 2012. They claim that the obd3 system will communicate to a central database that would require you to fix emmission type problems much quicker, eliminating the need for inspections. More information is on this site. http://www.me.umn.edu/~byronr/vw/obd3.txt The question i have is is this true? It sounds like a load of crap to me and the only info i can find on the subject are unconfermed reports on car forums.



That agrees with what I had read a while back that OBD3 would include a way for the vehicle to communicate with the state

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2 months 4 weeks ago - 2 months 4 weeks ago #201115 by Dukeofstockton
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Bring it. Why is everyone concerned about their privacy? Is there something immoral going on in your life that you don't want anyone to know about? The obd3 is more about keeping reliable cars on the road, than finding out where you were at 2 in the morning. Think about it, if every car has obd3, it would be easy to track a stolen vehicle or a vehicle that was used in a crime. Honest hard-working Americans should not have to worry about this. Only dishonest and paranoid people are worried about stuff like this.
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