eCall system supports GPS and Glonass

September 18, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Starting in 2015, the automatic emergency call function (eCall) will be required throughout Europe in all new vehicle models. Russia also plans to start the gradual implementation of a similar system that same year. To meet this demand, automotive infotainment solution provider connectivity Peiker acustic GmbH has introduced a Network Access Device (NAD) - anUMTS module that enables the exchange of data between the vehicle and its surroundings.

In addition to automatically placing an emergency call to the appropriate emergency dispatch center, the device also transmits important information such as the vehicle's location after the accident, technical vehicle data, and, as an option, the number of occupants. This helps make it easier for emergency responders to find the vehicle quickly and provide the necessary assistance.

Alongside the global navigation satellite system GPS, the NAD also receives information from the Russian Glonass satellites. This allows the deployment of the systems in both Western Europa and Russia. Plus, Peiker’s prototypes were the only ones to come through the border crossing between Russia and Finland successfully.

Peiker shows its eCall system at the IAA automotive fair in hall 8, booth C03.

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