EU and U.S Call For Mandatory In-Car Emergency Systems 15th August 2013

 Your Council will be keeping a very close eye on the progress and developments for the following systems and ensuring that any interference issues etc. are raised with the appropriate bodies.

EU Aim For Mandatory eCall System In Cars By 2015

To help mitigate the consequences of serious road accidents across the EU, the European Commission has adopted two proposals to ensure that, by October 2015, cars will automatically call emergency services in case of a serious crash. The ‘eCall’ system automatically dials 112 – Europe’s single emergency number – in the event of a serious accident. It communicates the vehicle’s location to emergency services, even if the driver is unconscious or unable to make a phone call. It is estimated that it could save up to 2500 lives a year ...

www.emergencyservicestimes.com

 
 

NTSB Calls For Wireless Tech To Let All Vehicles 'Talk' To Each Other

Federal safety authorities called for all U.S. cars, trucks and buses to come equipped with technology that would allow them to "talk" to one another to help avoid accidents. In a summary report (.pdf), the board recommended that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration develop standards for "connected-vehicle technology" — wireless components that would let vehicles communicate on the road ...

www.usnews.nbcnews.com