eCall refers to an interoperable in-vehicle emergency call service which is envisioned to be introduced and operated across Europe in 2010. The European Commission has brought together standardization bodies, the automotive industry, mobile telecommunication industry, public emergency authorities and others in the eSafety Forum initiative which has identified high-level requirements, recommendations and guidelines for this eCall service. The introduction and use of in-vehicle eCall for deployment of emergency assistance is expected to save many lives and reduce social burden by improving the notification of road accidents and speeding up emergency service response.
November 08, 2013
eCall White Paper