DETROIT — Speaking at a session on next-generation onboard diagnostics (OBD-III) at the recent Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress here, the California Air Resources Board's Michael J. McCarthy says that because of the legal issue having to do with privacy rights of individuals, CARB's plan to begin OBD-III in 2005 will include the right for vehicle buyers to refuse the system. Another World Congress speaker, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Arvon Mitcham, makes ...

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