“black boxes,” long sought by carriers who want to track their
truckers and long fought by truckers protecting their privacy,
have made an inroad into another part of the transportation system
to a report from The Wall Street Journal, American Transit
Insurance Co., which insures four of every five cabs in New York
City, will offer a $300 insurance discount to cabs that install
a black box to track the car's controls and senses precrash speed
and other information.
boxes will be installed this summer, the newspaper reported.
Safety Intelligence Systems Corp. of Jersey City, NJ, plans to
create a central data repository that will hold information from
the boxes so the company can sell it to insurers, auto makers