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Congresswoman Speier calls for 'black boxes' in U.S. vehicles
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, has introduced a bill that would require all new cars to be equipped with "black boxes" by 2012, a move that comes in response to Toyota's widespread problems with sudden acceleration in its vehicles.
All new cars sold in the United States would have electronic data recorders designed to withstand serious accidents, and information on the devices could be easily retrieved by federal transportation officials.
In announcing the legislation Thursday, Speier called the massive Toyota recall beginning last year "a frightening wake-up call" that necessitates greater federal oversight of automobile safety.