Saturday, September 17, 2005

All EU cars will be equipped with "eCall" by 2009

Some new driving safety measures on the drawing board ...

"By 2009, all new cars in the EU will come off the conveyer belt with an "eCall" system, which in case of an accident will automatically dial 112 -the EU wide emergency number. An eCall may be triggered automatically, or manually, after a car crash giving emergency services accurate location information, reducing their response time and saving lives. EU Technology Commissioner Viviane Reding said, if EU Member States don't react, and fail to invest in the necessary emergency service infrastructure, the introduction of eCall technology shall face a delay."   continued ...   (Via PhysOrg)

eCall - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

eCall accident call-in system.

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