Factsheet :: Factsheet 49: eCall - saving lives through in-vehicle
Factsheet 49: eCall - saving lives through in-vehicle
20 October 2011
eCall, an electronic safety system that automatically calls emergency services in the case of a
serious car accident, is ready to be deployed across Europe. Even if you are unconscious, the
system will inform rescue workers of the crash site's exact location, and the ambulance will
be on its way within minutes. eCall will save lives and reduce the severity of injuries.
The technical development of eCall is completed. The Commission is reinforcing efforts to
speed up the deployment of this life-saving technology, with the aim of having a fully functional
EU-wide service in place by 2015. Parallel action of Member States, car manufacturers,
telecom operators and emergency centres is now needed to ensure that this system will
seamlessly function throughout Europe by this time.