The European Parliament has adopted legislation on eCall type approval requirements, giving the green light for the deployment of eCall services around the EU by 31 March 2018.
eCall is an emergency call service that notifies the emergency services in the event of a road accident.
It can be generated automatically via activation of in-vehicle sensors or manually by vehicle passengers.
Gary Machado, EENA Executive Director, congratulated the EU for bringing forward the legislation:
“EENA has been a supporter of 112 based eCall since its conception and welcomes the final approval. eCall is expected to save thousands of lives around the EU annually, by drastically improving emergency response in case of road accidents. While some key issues remain, overall the adoption of eCall is a great success for people’s protection and safety.”
The EENA has prepared a short publication aiming at providing a clear understanding of eCall.