EP vote on INI on "eCall - new 112 service for citizens:
Joint EP Committees on Transport and Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - EP
End production: 19/06/2012 First transmission: 19/06/2012
The Transport and Internal Market committees has voted on a resolution saying that the eCall in-car emergency call system, which automatically alerts the rescue services in the event of a crash, should become compulsory. The eCall system, which is activated automatically when in-vehicle sensors detect a serious crash, dials the EU emergency number 112 and sends details of the accident, including accurate location data, that enable emergency rescue teams to arrive 40% faster in urban areas and 50% faster in rural ones.
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||Exterior view of the European Parliament building in Brussels
||General view of the meeting (5 shots)
||Cutaway of a display board during the vote
||View of the screen with the results of the vote: 70 voting, 58 in favour, 4 against, 8 abstentions; and general view of the meeting room