SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The U.S. government rulemaking proposal seeks to mandate an automotive black box / Event Data Recorder (EDR) that you cannot turn-off, disable, or remove. You vehicle may already have one. So, what's the simple solution? What can you do besides comment to a docket from a federal regulatory agency that admits it doesn't even have the statutory authority to address who owns the data, how it can be accessed and for what purpose it is used. You can take action and control data access now!
The AUTOcyb (TM) - 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 simply 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 / EDR will still work exactly as it is designed to. However, you determine when and whom sees the data (within State 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 in civil and criminal court cases. You really need consumer protection 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. You hold the key, not automakers or insurance companies. Congress and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) failed to provide essential consumer protection for 150 million vehicles on the road. Thirteen state statutes vary widely, so it's up to you to protect your freedom to travel safely.
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 cyber security of in-vehicle electronics networks. We provide essential consumer protection.
Media Contact: Tom Kowalick AIRMIKA, Inc., 910-246-8809, firstname.lastname@example.org
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