European cars will automatically call emergency services after a crash
The European Union has approved plans to install an emergency call feature in all cars and light vans from March 31st, 2018. The system, known as eCall, automatically contacts emergency services in the event of a crash, as determined by in-car sensors, such as those triggering the vehicle’s airbags. eCall establishes an audio connection with emergency operators and automatically transmits basic data including the vehicle’s type, location, and the time of the crash. Passengers and witnesses will also be able to activate eCall manually by pressing an in-car button.
eCall transmits data when a car’s airbags are triggered
“The European Parliament has repeatedly stressed that reducing deaths and the severity of injuries on the roads is its…
Source:: The Verge