Crosswords1 min ago
Automatic Emergency Alert In Cars
Some cars automatically contact 999 if a collision is registered in its 'brain'. It sends co-ordinates so that the emergency services can find the car.
My question is would this always work or is it reliant on a mobile signal?
I thought this was a bit of a gimmick but the tragic incident resulting in the death of four young men has made me think again
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The system requires there to be a mobile phone signal available in the relevant area but it could be from any service provider. Just as it's always possible to make a 999 call from any mobile phone, even if it's not got a valid SIM in it, using any available network, so it's also possible for the automated system to reach 999 as long as the location is within range of any mobile phone mast.