Automatic emergency call system eCall in all new cars

DEKRA Info March 2018

Start in April 2018: Automatic emergency call system eCall in all new cars

Start in April 2018:

From April 2018, the European eCall system will become mandatory in all new passenger car models and small commercial vehicles within the EU. The eCall system detects the triggering of the airbag and evaluates all the information provided by the impact sensors. If activated, the system transmits the location details to the emergency services and establishes a communications connection between vehicle occupants and the emergency service. It is expected that eCall could accelerate the reaction time of emergency services in urban environments by 40 percent and in rural areas by 50 percent. The aim is a faster primary care of the injured and a reduction of the number of accident fatalities. According to EU Commission estimates that its introduction could reduce number of road accident deaths by about 2,500 (around 10 percent).


Tilman Vögele-Ebering

Press officer Industrial


Phone +49.711.7861-2122

Fax +49.711.7861-742122

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