EU: Factsheet on eCall - Saving lives through in-vehicle communication technology

Published on: 08/06/2011
Last update: 21/07/2011

Description (short summary):
In the near future, cars will have an electronic safety system automatically calling emergency services in case of a serious accident. Even if the victim is unconscious, the system will inform rescue workers of the crash site's exact location, and the ambulance will be on its way within minutes. The system, which has been baptised eCall, is going to work all over the European Union. It will soon be rolled out across the EU plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. Russia's ERA-GLONASS emergency call system is based on the set of eCall standards. eCall will therefore also be working in Russia.

Number of pages: 2 for each linguistic version

Nature of documentation: Booklet


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