arisvega writes with news that the European Parliament has pass a resolution in support of eCall
, an initiative to install devices in vehicles that automatically contact emergency services in the event of a crash. The resolution
calls on the European Condition to make it mandatory for all new cars starting in 2015
"The in-vehicle eCall system uses 112 emergency call technology to alert the emergency services automatically to the location of serious road accidents. This should save lives and reduce the severity of injuries by enabling qualified and equipped paramedics to get to the scene within the first “golden hour” of the accident, says the resolution. The eCall system could save up to 2,500 lives a year and reduce injury severity by 10 to 15%, it adds."