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Cars will dial emergency services automatically after a crash

17/03/2015

All new car models sold in the EU are to be equipped with eCall technology from 31 March 2018 under draft EU rules endorsed by Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee MEPs on Tuesday.This technology uses the 112 emergency number to call rescue services automatically, enabling them to reach crash scenes faster and thus save lives and reduce the severity of injuries.

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The vote confirms a deal struck in December with the Council of Ministers, which formally approved it on 2 March.

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