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

July 3rd, 2012 in Technology / Telecom
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.

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.

(c) 2012 AFP

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