Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger met up with executives of automotive and telecommunications industry during the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Frankfurt Motor Show, to discuss strategies on how deployment of connected automated driving can be accelerated.
Both sectors committed to close cooperation and common roadmap development. The European Commission will support these efforts in view of its policy objectives towards the Digital Society and Economy. More info on Commissioner Oettinger’s blog. Read more
Valkenburg Airport, 15km from The Hague [NL]
Be part of the next iMobility Challenge
high-level technology demonstrations day that will take place in Valkenburg on Wednesday 11 September 2013. The event is organised by the FIA, coordinator of the EU FP7 iMobility Challenge
project which strives to demonstrate, promote and boost the deployment of ICT systems for efficient and sustainable mobility. You will be able to witness and test how the future transport in Europe will look like in the near future. More information on the event, as well as online registration: http://www.imobilitychallenge.eu/ Read more
The European Commission adopted two proposals to ensure that, by October 2015, cars will automatically call emergency services in case of a serious crash. The "eCall" system automatically dials 112 - Europe's single emergency number - in the event of a serious accident. Read more
What is 112 eCall? Is there an obligation to use the 112 eCall? Can the vehicle be tracked or hi-jacked? What about privacy and data protection?
Read the four EC Communications about eCall.
Read the results of the eCall public consultation done in 2010. Read more
HeERO is an international pilot project preparing the general roll-out of the EU-wide seamless eCall service. Read more
Commission Recommendation of 8 September 2011 on support for an EU-wide eCall service in electronic communication networks for the transmission of in-vehicle emergency calls based on 112 (eCalls)
Read the eCall Recommendation in any of the official languages.
The EC adopted a Recommendation addressing the EU Member States and asking them to call on the mobile network operators to set up their networks in a way that they correctly transmit automatic 112 emergency calls generated by cars (eCalls). The adoption of this Recommendation is the first step of a tripartite legislative process. Later on, legislative initiatives on the eCall device to be fitted into the cars and on the technical specifications of the emergency call centres will follow.
The eCall Impact Assessment was made in 2010/11 to answer the question of which policy option to follow for the implementation of eCall. The assessment clearly showed that the mandatory introduction of eCall was the only way to bring eCall's benefits to the citizens. Read more