Information regarding the black boxes on buses
From: Hugh Davenport
Dear Wellington Regional Council,
I'm aware that there are devices called "black boxes" on buses that store the data that the bus is doing such as acceleration, speed, braking power, gps, turning, etc, etc. I believe this is meant to be used for working out whether drivers are behaving safely. I'm sorry I don't know the exact term of this at this time, but it is most likely in the bus contract schedules.
I would like to request how many black boxes have had their data retrieved in the year 2018, and by who, and for what reason, and what other parties it was provided to. If there is a metlink case number, or a Police case number involved with this retrieval, then please provide this.
If the number is 0, I would like to request what is the purpose of these devices, and why it is not used for that purpose.
From: Darrell Young
Wellington Regional Council
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