Life-saver 'eCall' system for new cars urged by MEPs

Jul 03, 2012
The European parliament on Tuesday demanded all new cars be forced to be equipped by 2015 with an electronic emergency system known as eCall.

The European parliament on Tuesday demanded all new cars be forced to be equipped by 2015 with an electronic emergency system known as eCall.

Because the appears reluctant to voluntarily install the satellite-based system, which automatically alerts emergency services in case of a serious accident, MEPS called for eCall to be mandatory in new cars.

"The has given its clear support for all motorists in Europe to benefit from an emergency call system free of charge," a parliament resolution said.

"Since the voluntary approach has failed, we urge the Commission to propose legislative measures as soon as possible to ensure the eCall system will be mandatory," it added.

The device alerts rescue services to using the 112 public emergency call system.

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The Singularity
not rated yet Jul 03, 2012
Oh yeah, im sure that will come in handy. I wonder what percentage of persons involved serious road crashes DO NOT call the emergency services?. Another crackpot idea from the EP. Black boxes would be a far superior idea & actualy have many benefits.