Communication from the Commission on
bringing eCall back on track.
The Commission presented to the Council a
communication on bringing eCall back on track adopted on 23 November 2006
(15932/06). In the framework of the Intelligent Car Initiative, the industry and
the public sector have worked together on a plan that aims at full deployment of
eCall from 2009 onwards. Due to long times in product development and the
associated costs, the industry needs certainty on the implementation of
necessary infrastructure in the Member States before starting the production
phase of eCall equipment in the vehicles.
The Communication proposes two parallel action lines in order to solve the current deadlock:
Commitment of Member States by mid-2007 and a negotiated agreement with the industry by the end of 2007.
The Commission itself intends to carry out a set of actions to facilitate the eCall deployment.
A provisional version of the complete Press Release of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council Meeting on 11-12 December 2006 is available here.
Last update: 10/10/2011