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Old 08-21-2003, 01:33 PM   #1
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I thought this might be so as the computers are getting better in cars.

http://slate.msn.com/id/2087207/
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oh,oh, this means no newer cars for me, I can't imagine my car'* little "black box" in court tell'n on me!
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Yeah I wouldn't want my car telling them that I just hit the punk rather than hitting the brakes.
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GM is smart.. that has saved them millions in court.
every vehicle in the last 8-10 years that GM has made also has a GPS.
The black box isnt all that black.. its silver.. lol I took mine appart(in my 92trofeo) and drove without it and after an hour of driving i got shut down. So did you just think those wires going to the seat belt where just for kix?
-The 95 Deville in the story has a body control moduel so cadillac hardly ever goes off on a limb so you could tell that my trofeo has the ginnipig BCM/SDM for those cadis!
They didnt mension what GM had the first Air bag.. ahem! the 74 toronado... AKA the ginnipig!

There was a joke about this
"The most common thing said before a crash in ... was 'Oh ****!'"
"The most common thing said before a crash in alabama was 'hey son, Hold my beer and watch this!'"

Also if your in say a truck or an suv or small car GM has the right to remotly shut your vehicle down and void your warrenty if you are going over 160km/h... They probably wouldnt do this if you where in a big lux sedan or a corvette.

This technolagy has been in semi trucks for a long time... If you where speeding in a company truck or with a company trailer the company that hired you can take the speeding ticket off of your pay... (even if you dont get pulled over) - once you hit 11% over the speeed limit they automaticly take 2-300dollars off of your pay check.
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From my point of view, working for the General, it'* already proven invaluable! It saved GM from getting sued by one jerk that said his air bag went off accidently while driving down a county road......What this jerk forgot to mention was that he was doing 140 MPH at the time on a "wash-board" road, which the car'* ECU thought was a panic stop due to lack of traction & inflated the air bags.....Finale was jerk got case thrown out & could face fines in the thousands for numerous traffic violations......Court also ruled that air bags did exactly what they were designed to do too.
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thats weird..i never knew cars had that...nice find on that article!
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Also if your in say a truck or an suv or small car GM has the right to remotly shut your vehicle down and void your warrenty if you are going over 160km/h..
Um, references for this, please?
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This whole thing was brought up a while ago in MN. Here is the link:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...341&highlight=
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Does my 92 SSE have one?
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Does my 92 SSE have one?
Here is the list:

http://www.accidentreconstruction.co...verage2001.pdf
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