In future, if drivers are involved in a crash, it looks like vehicles could soon be ringing the emergency services automatically to relay information on how badly damaged the vehicle is and how many passengers are thought to be injured, with there being plans to include specially fitted sensors in cars of the future to record and process this information, according to claims from the Future World Symposium conference.
If put into action, the idea is that the information will be received by emergency services faster, so that they are able to get to the scene of road accidents much quicker. With technologies such as airbags and anti-lock braking already helping to cut road deaths in Britain from around 8,000 in 1970 to 2,500 in 2009, what do you make of this technology? Do you think the clever in-car systems will become an essential part of our driving? How truly reliable could they be?
I can't wait to have my own Knight Rider!