Now there is a real black box for cars – Road Box

February 5, 2007 by davidallen | 1 Comment
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Road BoxIf you have ever been in a situation where you have had an accident, nobody claims responsibility and there are no witness’s, then you would know exactly how brilliant this product from PLK, Road Box is essentially a black box for cars, but instead of just recording data such as speed and distances etc, this black box comes with a camera. So there will be a record of an incident, on video and there will also be a data recording of how you were driving at the time.

The product built by PLK under the supervision of Hyundai Motors, records your cars data, like speed, acceleration and braking, but there is also a visual record via the wide screen 120 degree video camera. Giving the driver a permanent record of an accident, that can be used for insurance or legal purposes instead of a claim by phone or by filling in a form etc.

The Road Box records all data up to and accident and after, basically you will get twenty seconds of video, fourteen seconds before and six seconds after the accident, this may not sound like a lot, but this is twenty seconds of crucial information, that no form or statement can provide or explain in such detail, imagine having this to back up your insurance claim for damages, loss of income and even serious or fatal injury.

Road Box

From the images you can clearly see how effective this would be in a claim, however there are some considerations to be looked into, like is this admissible in a court? Would all insurance companies accept this evidence? Obviously there is the evidence and no one could deny it, but it does look like a cool product that maybe in the future all cars may have to have something like this by law, this could be used in accidents, speeding or any other road incident, but maybe that is taking I just too far!

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  1. Used Cars on November 14, 2007 17:31

    We have Black Box in Cars in the UK but they are used by Insurance companies to clock your car mileage so you can get cheaper car insurance.

    This gadget looks a lot more beneficial to everyone.

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