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Science Cafe: Crash Data Recorders

The Sound of Ideas
Monday, November 8, 2010 at 9:00 am
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Almost all cars manufactured today have a tiny event data recorder hidden somewhere on board. Like an airplane's black box, it collects information before and after a crash. Were you speeding? Did you buckle up? The box knows. So will the authorities and the insurance companies. On our Science Café edition of the Sound of Ideas, we'll learn how the data recorders work, what the information is used for and why some people worry that the technology might one day put Big Brother in the passenger's seat. Monday at 9:00 on 90.3.


Chuck Veppert, crash reconstructionist, Valley Technical Services
Jacqueline D. Lipton, Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Center for Law Technology and the Arts, Case Western Reserve University

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