0
Mobile & Wireless

EU adopts automobile emergency calling service eCall

Thursday 8 September 2011 | 14:08 CET | News
The European Commission has adopted measures to ensure that by 2015, cars will be able to dial emergency services for passengers in case of a serious accident. The Commission wants the eCall system to be fitted to all new models of cars and light vehicles from 2015. eCall automatically dials European emergency number 112 in the event of a serious accident and communicates the vehicle's location to emergency services. A Commission Recommendation adopted on 8 September, urged member states to ensure that mobile phone network operators upgrade their infrastructure so that eCalls are efficiently passed on to emergency services. The technology will speed up the arrival of emergency teams by an estimated 40 percent in urban areas and 50 percent in rural areas. The Commission's aim is for a fully functional eCall service to be in place all over the European Union (as well as Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) by 2015. An eCall can also be triggered manually by pushing a button in the car, for example by a witness to a serious accident. The system is estimated to cost less than EUR 100 per new car to install. To rule out privacy concerns, the eCall system does not allow the tracking of vehicles because it 'sleeps' and does not send any signals until it is activated by a crash.

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: European Commission / European Commission
Countries: Europe
::: add a comment

Comments

plz tell me how it works also it functions and other details that are needded for it
harika @ 3/2/2013 - 16:05

plz tell me how the ecall system work and also its function? and necessary details of it....
lg 7089 @ 18/7/2012 - 17:43


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






Telfort is the largest no-​frills postpaid provider
Netherlands  |  2014 Q1

Calendar   /   Industry Events

22 Jul Apple fiscal Q3
22 Jul Net Insight Q2 2014
22 Jul Microsoft Q2 2014
22 Jul Juniper Networks Q2 2014
22 Jul Broadcom Q2 2014
22 Jul Verizon Q2 2014
23 Jul Infinera Q2 2014
23 Jul TalkTalk Group Q1 FY2014/15
23 Jul Polycom Q2 2014
23 Jul Qualcomm fiscal Q3
23 Jul STMicroelectronics Q2 2014
23 Jul Telenor Q2 2014
23 Jul Ooredoo Q2 2014
23 Jul 8x8 Q2 2014
23 Jul Facebook Q2 2014
23 Jul Carphone Warehouse fiscal Q1
23 Jul AT&T Q2 2014
24 Jul Nokia Q2 2014
24 Jul Riverbed Technology Q2 2014
24 Jul CSR Q2 2014
24 Jul NXP Semiconductors Q2 2014
24 Jul Verisign Q2 2014
24 Jul Mobistar Q2 2014
24 Jul Sequans Q2 2014
24 Jul Baidu Q2 2014
24 Jul Freescale Semiconductor Q2 2014
24 Jul RFMD fiscal Q1
24 Jul Adva Optical Networking Q2 2014
24 Jul Netgear Q2 2014
24 Jul LG Electronics Q2 2014
::: More Calendar Items