The NTSB continues to insist that there’s no such thing as having too much information when investigating plane crashes. Each time, the plane leaves the runway during takeoff and then violently accelerates straight up into the sky. Adler, Jerry. “The End of the Black Box: There’s a Better Way to Capture Plane Crash Data.” Wired. Since 2002, some legislators have pushed for the Save Aviation and Flight Enhancement Act, which would require not one, but two flight recorders, including one that automatically ejects itself from the plane during an incident. Like K.I.T.T., digital cars have navigation systems — and these onboard guides are about to get even more sophisticated. Such systems eliminate the desperate search for a box that may have been destroyed in a crash, and may be more dependable, too. There are all sorts of potential improvements on the horizon for black box technology. I hope I’m never part of an accident scene where a black box is necessary.
McCarthy, Erin. “How it Works: Air France Flight 447’s Black Boxes.” Popular Mechanics. Corporate press release. “AeroMechanical Services Ltd. Announces Successful Completion of Flight Testing of FlyhtStream Live Air-to-Ground Data Streaming aboard Skyservice Airlines Inc. Aircraft.” Businesswire. Every year, the manufacturers release a new chassis and all of the teams start from scratch, attending testing sessions to try to gain a competitive advantage with their new chassis. To read more about rearview cameras and related topics, including a list of car manufacturers that offer them in their lineups, check out the links on the next page. Thermographic cameras are high-tech, modern-day devices. Now we have monitors with wireless, multi-angle, night vision cameras and handheld LCD screens. You have to set it up right. The camera placement in ‘Cars’ allowed us to put the audiences right in the middle of the excitement. There are smartphone apps available that may be able to work as radar detectors right from your smartphone. You may even have one in your car, though you don’t know about it. So if you’re caught on camera speeding, you may want to shake your fist at the sun for the fine you’ll have to pay.
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