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The death toll from automobile crashes is expected to drop over the next few years, thanks to new rules set by European Union this week. By April 2018, all new cars will carry a device that can contact emergency services automatically immediately after a car accident. The device is expected to reduce deaths by alerting emergency services faster than victims or first responders might, reducing response times by as 60 percent.Volvo is among companies that have welcomed the new safety regs in Europe. Pictured is the Volvo V60 Polestar, model year 2016.The auto industry in Europe has encouraged the rules, which specify that the device call emergency responders and provide them with details of the... Read more...