My mother, the car

Danny Hopkins was driving his Cadillac CTS when he crashed into Lindsay Kyle’s car and killed her. Investigators thought he was travelling at 65 to 70 miles per hour, but his car knew teh truth. Danny was going 106 mph. He got 5 to 15 years in prison.
Today’s cars are equipped with event data recorders that were installed to help manufacturers make their cars safer, using the data to see what happened to the car seconds before impact. The boxes record whether airbags deployed and if the passengers wore seatbelts, and also how fast the vehicle was going and whether the driver applied brakes or was accelerating. Now the information is being used to determine who’s at fault in crashes.
So the question now is, who owns that information — the car’s owner, the car’s builder, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?

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