Considering the American public's proclivity for sueing "at the drop of a hat", as a vehicle manufacturer, I would be inclined to install Black Boxes in vehicles simply as a protection device against false claims like "unintended acceleration" as has occurred recently with Toyota, and previously with Audi. BB's would go a long way in debunking fabricated stories that the vehicle simply took off with the driver, and no matter how hard they applied the brakes, it wouldn't stop.
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