Telematics has arrived, part whatever. The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes that all new cars have EDRs – Event Data Recorders - fitted by September 1, 2014. That's less than 20 months away. Can we have a data standard too, please?
“Some of the EDR-recorded data that the NHTSA hopes to analyze includes things such as vehicle speed; whether or not the brake was activated before a crash; crash forces at the moment of impact; engine throttle level; deployment timing and readiness of air bags; and whether or not the vehicle occupant’s seat belt was buckled.” I know some insurers with a keen interest in this data. Gizmag