eCall – Emergency Service Technology in all new European cars from April 2018
All new cars in Europe will be equipped with eCall technology from April 2018. In the event of a serious accident, eCall automatically dials 112 – Europe’s single emergency number.
How does the eCall system work?
An eCall system will automatically contact emergency services in the event of a serious road accident, send GPS coordinates to local emergency services, and wirelessly send airbag-deployment and impact-sensor information.
eCall communicates the vehicle’s exact location to emergency services, the time of incident and the direction of travel (most important on motorways), even if the driver is unconscious or unable to make a phone call. An eCall can also be triggered manually by pushing a button in the car, for example by a passenger or witness of a serious accident. eCall will transmit the data that is absolutely necessary in case of accident. Information only leaves the car in the event of a severe accident and is not stored any longer than necessary.
The European Commission estimates that, once the system is fully implemented, eCall could save hundreds of lives every year and help injured people quicker.
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