All New European Cars Must Be Fitted With Safety-Minded, Emergency Calling Systems By 2018
The auto industry in Europe has encouraged the rules, which specify that the device call emergency responders and provide them with details of the crash. Those details will include, among other things, the time and location of the incident. It’s clearly a more efficient and reliable way of transmitting this crucial information than depending on a witness or victim to call and provide it. The European Union
Interestingly, the device may also let first responders know how many people are in the car. That’s helpful for emergency personnel, but it seems like the sort of information that could be manipulated or misused in other situations, including lawsuits.