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Wednesday August 27, 2014

DOT Proposes Mandating Cars Broadcast Location, Direction and Speed

It looks like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is actually moving ahead on this. The Department of Transportation announced back in December that it wanted black boxes in all new cars by next month by next month. eek!

The "Basic Safety Message" will be broadcast by the vehicle's dedicated short-range communications system. According to NHTSA, this system will need to transmit certain specific information. "For example," says the technical report, "when a DSRC unit sends out a BSM, the BSM needs to: Contain the relevant elements and describe them accurately (e.g., vehicle speed; GPS position; vehicle heading; DSRC message ID, etc.)."