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By One percent
As some of you know, I've been toying with buying a new car and have stumbled upon something that I find very disturbing.
On the test drive, the nice sales woman pointed out the button on the dash. Apparently, if I had an accident, or witnessed an accident, I just need to press the button and someone (don't know who) will be alerted. With even more safety in mind, if I was incapacitated in said crash, the car would automatically contact someone.
I didn't think any more on this but after a google search I have found this:
From March 2018 every new car sold in the European Union will legally have to be equipped with eCall technology.
This will consist of a 'black box' that detects a crash and automatically calls the emergency services for help.
This box is also fitted with a GPS sensor so it can send the car's precise location to the control room.
Motorists will be unable to switch it off and it will be tested in MoT checks.
Emma Carr, of civil liberties group Big Brother Watch, said: ‘Motorists will not be comfortable forcibly having a black box installed which is capable of recording and transmitting their exact location when they are driving.’
Is anyone else deeply concerned about this?
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