The Contribution of Onboard Recording Systems to Road Safety and Accident Analysis
Published May 31, 1998 by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in United States
This paper presents onboard computer systems (black boxes), that; 1. contribute to road safety by helping to reduce the number of accidents and 2. provide data for accident analysis based on field experiences in USA and Europe with case studies.
There are several versions of onboard computers that record the performance of drivers and vehicles. Field experiences and case studies show that a "feedback" of these records lead to a favorable modification of drivers'' behavior. Further these objective and accurate recordings allow detailed reconstruction and analysis of accidents.