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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 17:00
Police to use car “black boxes” to solve crash investigations
Seven out of the 10 Dutch police regions will start using cars' "black boxes" this year in investigations into serious car accidents, AD reports. The investigating officers will take information from the so-called Event Data Recorder, which is built into model cars. This EDR works the same as a black box on a plane. It records, among other things, the car's location, and the time airbags are deployed. The police in Rotterdam launched an experiment using the EDR in accident investigations early this year. The results were positive, leading the police to the decision to buy more EDR readers.