SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The AUTOcyb (TM) - CRASH-GUARD ® is the world's first and only automotive cyber security lock. It is a vehicle connector lockout, U.S. Patented and globally standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as IEEE-1616a. Designed for post-1996 light vehicles (cars and light trucks) that contain a Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC), it attaches to the vehicle's DLC to protect the security, integrity and authenticity of data. This connector lockout gives you the reassurance of knowing that you have control of crash data. The "black box" / Event Data Recorder (EDR) will still work exactly as it is designed to. However, you determine when and whom sees the data (within State and Federal law) and thus, control how it is used. Generally, the owner of the vehicle is considered to be the rightful owner; however, courts can subpoena crash data. Crash data can be used in civil and criminal court cases. You "really need" consumer protection. The U.S. Government is regulating automotive 'black boxes'- event data recorders (EDRs) and proposing mandating the installation of black box / EDRs in light vehicles. You need a means to safeguard your data. Many vehicle purchasers do not know these devices are in their vehicles and most are unaware of the nature and potential use of the information collected by their EDR. Data collected by EDRs, without the driver's knowledge, has been used in civil and criminal cases in several states and in Canada. Automotive insurance companies are considering basing policy rates on EDR data. Auto manufacturers could use EDR data to void warranties. The possibilities are endless. Protect yourself against mischief and misuse. Our view is that when consumers drive off the lot with a new car, they own more than just the vehicle; they own the information their vehicle generates and stores. The AUTOcyb (TM) puts the key to the data in your hands. It is available online at AMAZON.COM. For additional EDR resource information see www.autocyb.com or @autocyb on Twitter.
ABOUT US: AIRMIKA, INC., located in Southern Pines, North Carolina has 15 years of high-level national and international experience with EDR standardization, regulation and legislation. Our focus is providing cyber security to in-vehicle electronics networks. We provide essential consumer protection.
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