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Future of mobility 28-03-2018

EU hopes to avoid 1,500 deaths per year with eCall system

From 31 March, all new cars will have to be equipped with the new European eCall device, which automatically calls 112 in the event of a serious traffic accident
Digital 07-02-2017

EU’s eCall regulation sacrifices safety for privacy

Fitting vehicles with comprehensive crash reporting software is a huge opportunity to save lives. It is a crying shame policymakers caved to pressure from privacy advocates and watered down the regulation, writes Nick Wallace.
EU Priorities 2020 29-01-2016

Not so bad: 5 laws the EU nailed down in 2015

Brussels is frequently criticised for wasting time and resources, from banana bends to dim energy-saving lightbulbs. But, this past year, the EU adopted some legislation that benefitted German citizens. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Car companies have called for legislators to draft legislation on autonomous cars
Digital 04-09-2015

Autonomous driving takes back seat as connected car rules prepared

European Commission and Parliament officials said on Thursday (3 September) that they were moving towards regulating connected cars, but are still a long way off from sealing new legislation on autonomous vehicles.
Transport 29-04-2015

Cars to be fitted with automatic emergency calling from mid-2018

All cars and light vans in Europe will have to be fitted with automatic emergency calling devices from April 2018 under new rules approved by European Union lawmakers on Tuesday (28 April), which could cut road deaths by 10% a year.
Digital 16-04-2014

EU moves to speed up fibre networks

The European Parliament adopted new rules aimed at deploying high-speed telecoms networks on Tuesday (15 April), paving the way for wider Internet coverage of rural and poorer areas.
Digital 12-02-2014

EU states reprimanded for 112 emergency call failures

National governments have failed to use the latest caller location technology to help emergency services find people who use the 112 pan-European emergency number, the European Commission said today (11 February).
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Digital 11-02-2014

EU states reprimanded for 112 emergency call failures

The European Commission said on Tuesday that national governments have failed to use the latest caller location technology to help emergency services find people who use the 112 pan-European emergency number. According to the EU executive, only 41% of Europeans realise they can reach the emergency services everywhere in Europe by calling 112 free of charge.
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Transport 02-12-2013

Formula One drivers voice support for the connected car, eCall and ecodriving

Formula One drivers Nico Rosberg, Giedo van der Garde, Timo Glock and Jérôme d'Ambrosio offer their support for connected car t
Digital 09-11-2010

Kroes renews EU push for ‘connected’ cars

Neelie Kroes, the EU's commissioner for digital affairs, is urging car manufacturers to use information technology to improve road safety and unblock Europe's congested roads.