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Tennessee Auto Accident Lawyers Discuss Emerging ‘Black Box’ Technology in Vehicles that Can Retrace a Driver’s Actions Prior to a Tennessee Traffic Crash
The Tennessee auto accident lawyers at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.poncelaw.com/, hereby discusses the emerging ‘black box’ technology that exists on vehicles that allows for the download of information regarding the actions of a driver of that vehicle in the seconds immediately preceding a Tennessee car accident. This technology can help to reconstruct a Tennessee auto accident scene that did not include any witnesses..
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 20, 2011
The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, hereby discuss the emerging ‘black box’ technology that can trace the specific actions taken by a driver in the seconds that preceded a Tennessee car accident. This technology is now included on most new vehicles and works much like the technology on airplanes that can lead investigators to understand what may have caused a crash.
This technology can record and report how fast a vehicle was moving at the time of a crash, whether and to what degree of force the brakes on a vehicle were applied before a crash, whether the occupants of a vehicle were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and whether evasive action was taken by a driver before a crash by recording the directions in which a car was steered before a collision.
This emerging technology is installed on most new vehicles and is an inherent component of most electrical systems, which means that it cannot be disabled, and a Nashville company known as VCE, Inc. has been heavily involved in reconstructing Tennessee car accident scenes. “We have been involved from the start and were among the first ones to begin downloading the data from these recorders for the accident reconstructions we do for attorneys and insurance companies,” VCE Vice President Todd Hutchison said.
This recording technology could also help to understand who was at fault for a Tennessee car accident and allow both insurance claims to be administered more accurately and for fault to be more accurately assigned if a Tennessee personal injury lawsuit arises in response to a crash.