GSM and GPS combine for European eCall

March 23, 2012 // By Carl Fenger and Stefano Moioli
eCall is a European emergency call system that will combine GSM and GPS technologies to support automated vehicle emergency services throughout the European Union. Its goal is to provide rapid assistance to motorists involved in a collision anywhere in the EU.

The system is officially defined as a “Pan-European automatic in-vehicle emergency call system”.The service is planned for initial implementation in 2015 and mandates that all new models of cars and light vehicles sold in the EU should be eCall compliant. 

Read the full article on page 30 of our March digital edition.