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All New Cars Sold will be Able to Call 999 in a Crash


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All New Cars Sold will be Able to Call 999 in a Crash

All new cars will be fitted with eCall technology which will enable them to automatically call 999 if it is involved in a crash it has been revealed today.

eCall is capable of transmitting the vehicle type and location after a smash to emergency services and every new car sold will have this included in it within the next months.

Many luxury car manufacturers already offer the technology but now all cars – as well as trucks – will be fitted with it.

The aim of eCall, say Police, is that will save lives and cut costs for the emergency services by providing accurate information as soon as a vehicle is involved in an incident.

Sensors in the vehicle are triggered by signs of a crash including extremely rapid deceleration and the deployment of airbags.

The transmission sent to local 999 control centres includes the time and date of the crash, the GPS location of the vehicle, the direction it was travelling in, the type of vehicle, year of manufacture and the fuel it used.

The driver can also manually push a button the dashboard to send additional information such as letting emergency services know the number of passengers, as determined by the seatbelts in use.

Heavy goods vehicles could also transmit the type of load they are carrying if it is hazardous or needs specialist recovery.

The compulsory EU legislation was passed in 2015 and the Government must ensure it is in use by April, 2018. It is unclear what affect Britain leaving the EU will have on the enforcement of the law.

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