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European Cars will Automatically Phone for Help

The EU Parliament has voted to make the eCall system mandatory in new cars and light vans from April 2018. In the event of a serious accident, eCall automatically dials 112 – Europe’s single emergency number – and opens a voice channel. It also transmits automatically a minimal amount of information required to assist the emergency […]

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Tag Them – Don’t Chase Them

Via Mark Cahill, police forces in the US are using a new technology which could reduce the necessity for dangerous high speed chases.  Instead of risking accidents by chasing a suspect at speed, a police car uses an on-board compressed-air cannon to fire a GPS tracking device which sticks to the pursued vehicle so he can […]

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