The European commission has just spent £2.4 million to study the possibility of putting black boxes in every car, as in aircraft. These would monitor the speed of the vehicle, the actions of the driver, when and how often the brakes, indicators and horn were used, and could very easily be decoded and abused to watch every journey you make and record it. They could cost up to £500 per car.
It seems to me that this is an extension of the surveillance system, as well as another huge waste of money. We are already watched at every turn by an army of cameras and recording devices. Do we really want another layer imposed on us by Europe? What about personal privacy? And how legal would it be?