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A report on BBC Ceefax :-

e hi-tech features of a car helped alert police to a drunk driver in County Antrim. When the driver crashed on Saturday evening in Aghalee, his Ford Fiesta alerted police to the accident.
"Some cars these days are pretty clever," said a PSNI Craigavon Facebook post.
"Did you know that some can even phone police automatically to let us know you've crashed?! That's a really good safely feature."
'At least your car hasn't touted on you!'

The post added that it was a "really bad feature to have if you're a drunk driver".
"That's right, you're picking this up correctly - a CAR phoned us to let us know about a crash last night when it turned out the driver was drunk," said the police message.
"You think you're having a rough weekend? At least your car hasn't touted on you!"
The driver was one of a number who were arrested in the area for drink-driving during the weekend, police said.
Anyone who suspects someone is drink-driving should contact police, they added.






Does the Ioniq do this?
 

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I hope not! Not that I drink and drive because I am completely against this (very seriously) but I do break speed limits and drive down roads I'm not sure I'm allowed to be on so.... that would be really bad for me if it decided to let the copers know what I'm up to! >.<
 

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I hope not! Not that I drink and drive because I am completely against this (very seriously) but I do break speed limits and drive down roads I'm not sure I'm allowed to be on so.... that would be really bad for me if it decided to let the copers know what I'm up to! >.<
My current (but very soon to be replaced) car has that feature, from what I understand it uses your connected phone to contact the police with your location when the airbags are deployed, happily never needed it though. Not seen it advertised on the ioniq, so don't worry about it snitching on you whilst you're speeding topless through Derbyshire! :eek:
 

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My current (but very soon to be replaced) car has that feature, from what I understand it uses your connected phone to contact the police with your location when the airbags are deployed, happily never needed it though. Not seen it advertised on the ioniq, so don't worry about it snitching on you whilst you're speeding topless through Derbyshire! :eek:
LOL??? What? That actually made me laugh out loud. :laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

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I think a lot of new cars have that now. The Focus has a 911 assist feature where it calls 911 when you crash. I had one and I couldn't turn off the darn "911 assist is off" message when I had a phone connected via bluetooth, so I just left it on.
 
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