EU states all new cars to be fitted with eCall by 2009
The EU is looking at having all new cars fitted with a new product called eCall.
Which is hoped, will cut Road deaths by 2,500 a year across the EU countries.
When a car fitted with eCall is in an accident, the device contacts a call centre with the location, details about the modal of the car and the severity of the crash. The operator in the call centre can even speak to the driver of the car to get verbal conformation of the incident.
The sudy into eCall has been funded by the Europen COmission and a deadline of 2009 for all new cars to be fitted with the system has been set. Manufacturers have agreed to this however they are pushing £300 worth of costs onto the consumer.
Via times online