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What a car’s ‘black box’ records and how to check if your vehicle has one

April 16, 2021

From the News Nation website

It’s widely known that investigators rely on so-called “black boxes” to reconstruct the moments leading up to a catastrophic incident involving an airplane, train or ship, but many drivers don’t know that their own car may be equipped with a similar device.

After golf legend Tiger Woods was badly hurt in a February rollover crash in Southern California, investigators executed a warrant to retrieve data from the recorder in the mangled Genesis SUV he was driving.

The crash and the circumstances around it received international news coverage, but the existence of an “event data recorder” (EDR) wasn’t unique to Hyundai’s luxury line of Genesis vehicles.

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