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eCall: Automated Emergency Call for Road Accidents Mandatory in 2015


On 13th June 2013, the European Commission adopted two proposals to ensure that the ‘eCall’ system is deployed in passenger and light duty cars. The objective is to have this system seamlessly functioning throughout Europe by 2015, with the coordination of Member States, car manufacturers, telecom operators and emergency centres.
The system makes sure that in case of a serious crash, cars will automatically dial 112, calling emergency services, communicating the vehicle’s location.
The ‘eCall’ system will help mitigate the consequences of serious road accidents across the EU. It is estimated that it could save up to 2 500 lives a year.
The proposals are:

More information on eCall and the proposals can be found on the EU website.