EU considers imposing car crash alert system

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BRUSSELS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Car makers could be forced to install technology into new European cars by 2014 that would automatically call emergency services in the event of a crash, the European Union's executive said on Friday. The eCall system can save the lives of people who are unconscious or confused about their location after an accident, but it has failed to take off due to worries about the costs. Although the standards and technology are ready and 15 countries have given it ...

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