The EU thinks that some lines of code, probably shoddily written, should take precedence over how the actual driver wants to control their vehicle on the road. It's an idiotic idea and it says a lot about the people passing these laws.
It looks like you've had an accident! Every new car sold in the EU has a black box in it that will activate the car's microphone and call emergency services in the event of a crash, supplying them with the car's location. A system that's ripe for explotation as spyware.