EU proposes 'black boxes' for buses and taxis

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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London, July 21 (ANI): The European Commission has proposed that buses, taxis and lorries should be fitted with aircraft style "black boxes" under ALS to boost road safety.

According to The Telegraph, the Commission has set a target of reducing road deaths by half over the next decade, and wants to examine putting the devices into commercial vehicles.

Proposals for what are known as "event data recorders" were included in the Commission's latest Road Safety Action Plan.

The Commission has already spent 2.4 million pounds on examining how the technology would work in a scheme known as "Project Veronica".he black boxes could be used to help police piece together what happened following an accident.

In a statement, the Commission said its officials would examine "the added value of developing and installing event data recorders in particular on professional vehicles, to improve technical investigations and analysis of accidents".

The Commission's readiness to spend more money on examining the technology has triggered fears that they could be made compulsory in all cars.

But this was denied by the Commission.

More than 35,000 people died in road accidents across Europe last year. (ANI)

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