EU mandates eCall systems on cars from 2018

The system will automatically call emergency services in the event of a crash

Overdrive May 11, 2016 12:37:16 IST
EU mandates eCall systems on cars from 2018

The EU has passed a regulation that requires all passenger cars to be equipped with eCall systems by April 2018. The regulation was passed on April 28, 2015. The eCall technology works in such a way that in the event of a serious accident, the system automatically dials Europe’s emergency number " 112.

The system relays vital information to the emergency services, such as the vehicle location, time of incident, direction of travel and whether the driver is conscious or not. eCall only activates in the event of a serious crash,...

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