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The European Commission’s intention is that this automatic emergency call system will help to reduce road accident fatalities and the severity of injuries, by automatically dialling 112 (Europe's single emergency number) if the vehicle’s occupants or eye witnesses are unable to do so.
The in-vehicle system comprises several components, including the control (telematic) unit, microphone, loudspeaker, antenna (GSM,UMTS, GPS or Galileo), the button for launching the system manually, and the cables connecting these systems. The automatic launch mechanism is linked to the vehicle’s own accident protection systems, such as airbags, and will send data (vehicle position, accident time, direction of travel etc.) to the eCall centre. Based on the telephone call with the vehicle’s occupants, the call centre operator may decide to deploy the rescue services where necessary.
Key elements of eCall regulations include:
TÜV SÜD’s eCall compliance service supports customers, wishing to market new vehicles after 1st April 2018 within the European Union, with pre-testing and type approval testing to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements of Regulations 2017/78 and 2017/79. In addition, TÜV SÜD also provides testing and certification services for GNSS (i.e. Galileo,GPS and SBAS) receiver testing in accordance with the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU.
TÜV SÜD is one of the world’s leading independent certification bodies for telecommunications and certifies wireless products for the European Union, USA, Canada and Japan. As an EU Notified Body, it is authorised to evaluate products for compliance with the requirements of the RED and approve the use of the CE Mark. We also offer a range of services to assist manufacturers and their agents, including:
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