The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. proposes requirements for in-vehicle black boxes, effective 2008, although the agency stops short of mandating their installation. NHTSA is proposing that event data recorders (EDR), which are designed to detect a crash and save several seconds of data before during and after impact, record a standardized amount of federally mandated data. In addition, the agency calls on auto makers to increase the durability of EDRs, inform consumers of the ...

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