The black box will reach our cars in 2022

The European Union decides to implement the black box in all new cars in order to prevent accidents on the road. A system that is of great importance in aviation thanks to the data it collects during the journey.

The plane has become one of the safest and most effective means of transport in the world. This is due to all the security systems that are part and, especially, to a device that has been helpful: the black box.

The concept of black box is well known, unfortunately, for all users. Since thanks to them we can investigate the consequences that led to an air accident.

But can this safety system be used in our cars? The answer is yes and from 2022 it will be mandatory for all newly manufactured vehicles.

How are the black boxes?
Black boxes on airplanes have a recording device that records the ambient sound and conversations that take place in the cabin during the journey. Not only does it record audio, it also collects data such as speed, altitude, coordinates and all the maneuvers the device performs.

Usually, at least on the latest generation aircraft, there are two black boxes: one is limited to recording the cockpit conversations and the other records the airplane data. Both are located at the rear of the plane as it is the least affected part in the event of a collision.

The black boxes in the cars will record those data that occur in the event of an accident such as speed, location, acceleration and deceleration, how the vehicle’s security systems acted, or if the driver and passengers were wearing a seat belt.

This system is an instrument that can condition the driver to avoid behaviors that pose a risk on the road.

The stored data will be anonymous and will not be associated with our car. Therefore, these data may not be used for the imposition of fines or in lawsuits on the liability of an accident.

Objective: Vision Zero
The European Union thus begins the Vision Zero initiative. This initiative aims to reduce road accidents by half in 2030.

Not only will the use of the black box be used for accident prevention, new devices will also be implemented to ensure greater safety at the wheel.

One of these devices is the attention tracking system, this system will be activated when the vehicle detects that the driver is getting tired and lacks concentration. The recognition mechanism will assess the level of visual attention according to the traffic situation.

Another device is the breathalyzer blocker also placed in our black box. This will have the ability to immobilize the vehicle in case the driver exceeds the permitted alcohol rates. Vehicles will also have the ability to stay in the lane. This system turns the steering wheel to stay in a lane and will also have control of the brakes in case the car detects a change in the trajectory.

Telefónica bets on road safety
Telefónica is involved in several projects in order to improve the driver experience.

One of the initiatives is the use of connected cars for accident prevention. This project formed by DGT, SEAT, Ficosa, Aerum and Telefónica consists of the use of drones to detect cyclists and obstacles and thus reduce the risk of accident.

Users can also have a safe car thanks to Movistar Car. This service offers the possibility of converting any car into a WiFi network point and also has the ability to assist in the event of an accident and to check the condition of the vehicle.

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