What is a black box?

A black box is a fixed electronic device mounted inside a vehicle. It is used to capture data using a cellular service for communication.Black boxes are a well established device category that is generally both tamper-proof and cost-effective.

In 2020, the cost of a black box was around €30-60 depending on features and is expected to continue to slowly decrease in the coming years. Black boxes have been a widespread solution in countries such as Italy, Spain, the UK and South Africa, particularly to solve theft and fraud issues.