Navigation Links
Cars in UK to Be Fitted With Black Boxes to Reduce Fatalities

By 2010, all cars in the UK will be fitted with 400 pounds worth aircraft-style black boxes which will automatically call emergency services after a violent crash.

The palm-sized electrical devices will activate an SOS distress signal only if the crash is serious enough to trigger an air bag release or flip the car.

The device will dial 112 - the pan-European emergency number - and send a digital text message with details of where and when the accident happened.

A voice link to the driver will allow paramedics to find out details about injuries, while a "panic button" linking the driver to a central control room will also be installed.

Authorities have said investigators could use the information to work out the causes behind crashes and to ensure that emergency services reach victims sooner.

EU Commissioner Viviane Reding has claimed the eCall scheme could save about 2,500 lives every year across Europe.

But motoring groups fear the technology could be developed to spy on drivers' movements.

Edmund King, of RAC Foundation, said: "If this black box is used purely as an SOS safety alert system, I don't think motorists would have any objections. If however, it is developed later into a spy in the car, there would be problems.

"We do not want to see motorists checked electronically every second of the day to see if they are parked on a double yellow line or driving somewhere at four in the morning, he said.

There is also fear that the technology could be developed to track vehicles or pave the way for "pay-as-you-drive" congestion charging.

According to the Daily Mail, the British government is already considering proposals to make drivers pay up to 1.50 dollars a mile.

As of now, British mobile phone maker Telit Communications has signed up to the eCall scheme with Germany's Siemens and Wavecom of France.
< br> The technology, though, is not new, and is already available in some cars. Vauxhall's parent company General Motors has a system called OnStar, which includes an automatic SOS option.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Indonesians to Be Fitted Jaipur-made Artificial Limbs
2. AIDS toll set to exceed Black Death
3. Black tea said to lower cholesterol
4. Women and Black Patients have less chances to survive a Heart Attack
5. Blacks decline Lung cancer surgery
6. Fewer Blacks Undergo Lung Cancer Surgery
7. Home Remedies More Used By Blacks And Native Americans
8. Black Actor Confesses Sex Cult Past
9. Malfunction Of Key Growth Factor Increases Mortality Rate From Pulmonary Fibrosis In Blacks
10. HRT elevates breast cancer risk in Black women.
11. The Naked Truth about AIDS. Advertisements Drive The Point Home in Black And White!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 04, 2016 , ... Patients who ... now take advantage of a cosmetic procedure known as Carbon Dioxide (C02) ... the appearance of age spots, fine lines, uneven coloration, wrinkles, scarring, skin ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... Halfway through ... Medicine has provided preventative dental services to more than 15,900 children 5 years old ... 5 LA pledged $38 million over a span of five years to Western University ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... On Dec. 2, 2016, CURE® magazine will host the ... the 2016 MPN Heroes—eight individuals who have made a difference in the field of ... standard of care, demonstrating leadership within the MPN community and/or a commitment to individual ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... Advanced Inc., a leading provider of travel therapy and travel nursing across ... Advanced Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2016. Jason previously served as Vice ... leadership experience to Advanced Inc. He began his career in finance at Ernst & ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... , ... The annual time frame to change Medicare health and prescription drug ... 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries who are looking to switch from their current plan to ... make changes during this period order for their new policy to go into effect ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2, 2016 Quantum Radiology,s Mobile Breast Center ... interpretation directly to women at the workplace, thereby maximizing ... as Delta Air Lines and SunTrust Bank, and community ... component of wellness initiatives. "I think it,s ... enables them to have a mammogram without taking a ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 In the first ever attempt to ... derived from C. sativa, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, ... Federico II , the Universita` del Piemonte Orientale and ... integrated and unified inventory of phytocannabinoids of different botanical ... the remarkable chemical and structural diversity of phytocannabinoids. As ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016  The Addiction Treatment Advisory Group (ATAG), ... Care Pharmacy (AMCP), has released detailed findings on ... opioid addiction crisis, including through improved access to ... ATAG,s newly released paper, "The Role of Managed ... many issues around gaps and barriers to addiction ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: