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Intelligent cars that call emergency services could save lives from 2009

1 May 2006

The European Parliament has adopted the report by Gary Titley (PES, UK) on the introduction of the eCall system by a large majority. Most speakers in the debate warmly welcomed the introduction by 2009 of an eCall system installed in vehicles which would use satellite technology to alert the nearest emergency services to the exact location of a vehicle in the event of an accident and which could save up to 2,500 lives a year. More information here.