Every new car sold in Britain, and the rest of EU, now have to have a ‘black box’ device fitted to track drivers’ movements, imposed by the European Union.
Despite serious concerns about privacy and cost, UK ministers admitted they were powerless to stop the Big Brother technology being forced on motorists and car makers, Daily Mail reported.
The gadget, designed to help emergency services find crashed vehicles, adds about £100 to the cost of vehicles without providing significant safety improvements.
Officials also said they fear the scheme, known as eCall, could be used by police or insurance companies to monitor motorists’ every move.
The European Commission has ruled that as of October last year, all new cars and vans sold across Europe must be fitted with the technology, which contains a mobile phone-like SIM card designed to transmit the vehicle’s location to emergency services in the event of a crash.
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