Lower Saxony is ready for eCall!

OECON, NavCert & ITS Mobility presented the operational readiness of eCall to Lower Saxony’s Minister of Transport and Digitalization.


On February 13, 2018, OECON, NavCert and ITS Mobility demonstrated the eCall automatic emergency call system to Dr. Bernd Althusmann, Lower Saxony’s Minister of Economics, Labor and Transport, and Stefan Schostok, Lord Mayor of the City of Hanover, at the Hanover Fire and Rescue Station.

From April 1, 2018, the automatic emergency call system will be mandatory in mandatory in all new cars in the EU. In the event of an accident, the vehicle automatically establishes a connection to the nearest rescue control center and transmits important vehicle data such as:

  • Time of accident
  • Vehicle position
  • Direction of travel (important on highways or in tunnels)oecon-eCall-funktionsprizip

To prevent the rescue team from being alerted in the event of minor fender benders, the automatic emergency call is only sent if the airbags are also triggered. The eCall device is otherwise in idle mode and cannot be located – an example of good data protection.

To date, OECON has equipped control centers in 14 European countries with eCall detection systems, including many rescue control centers in Germany. “Nothing stands in the way of the Europe-wide launch of eCall in April 2018” emphasizes Frank Brennecke (Managing Director and OECON Products & Services GmbH and responsible project manager for the technical introduction in the EU).

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