Now a black box for cars too, similar to aviation industry

author image CarTrade Editorial Team
Tuesday 12 March 2013, 11:37 AM

A new ‘black box’ tool has been invented by the international automotive researchers, which will warn the car drivers of the future breakdown in their models via a number of mediums like message, phone call, or email. Reportedly, this technology will be initially introduced in the United Kingdom and will be then shared with other developing auto markets of the world.

The innovative automated system will be introduced by the RAC motoring organisation and will tell owners of the model that there is a fault with vehicle. According to sources, the size of this black box will be as small as a matchbox and will be fitted in the car's computer system. As reported by the ‘Daily Express’, this device will transmit the information before and after a tour. Interestingly, in case the vehicle met with an accident or break downs, the RAC device will automatically send the information to patrolman while tracing the location of vehicle and the issue occurred. This system automatically updates the server at headquarter of RAC with the data that how the vehicle is performing. In case a fault is detected, owners of the car will be informed the same through a text, phone call, or email.

On the new invention, the Technical Director at RAC, David Bizley was quoted as saying, “Offering peace of mind in a box, RAC Advance will revolutionise how we deal with our members.” Reportedly, this black box also detects the problems related to the transmission system and engine, along with checking the batteries, brake wear, alternators, throttles and filters. It musty be noted that this device has been already incorporated within all the 1,700 RAC patrolling vehicles and will be later offered to all members of RAC by the end of 2013.

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