Big Brother hiding inside cars

‘Called a Sensing Diagnostic Module, the electronic “brains” behind an airbag were developed by General Motors and are now manufactured by its spin-off company Delphi at an electronics plant in Kokomo, Ind. GM’s air bags are made in Vandalia at Delphi’s Interior & Lighting Systems plant and are later hooked up to the black boxes on assembly lines for GM and other auto companies.

Since 2000, it’s become possible with the right computer decoding software to retrieve and read information stored in the SDM’s electronic memory. Though GM designed the sensing modules to capture information about accidents that could be studied for ways to make cars safer, police and insurance investigators discovered that the data can also be used to help make a case about who caused the accident.’ Dayton Daily News