New cars sold in the EU will be forced to record driving data

New cars sold in the European Union will be required by law to be fitted with technology that records driving data.

The surveillance move is being introduced under the guise of the data being used in case of an accident. The new rule coincides with the introduction of the Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems.

Starting July 6, 2022, car manufacturers will have to fit all new models to be sold in the European market with a system that resembles the black boxes used in aircrafts to record driving data. The purpose of the system is to record technical data.