Continuous innovation has allowed technology to progress to a stage where lives can potentially be saved. To be rolled out by 2018 throughout the European Union, eCall is an initiative that aims to bring rapid assistance to motorists involved in collisions.
eCall cuts emergency services response time. The severity of injuries will be considerably reduced in tens of thousands of cases. You can also make an eCall by pushing a button inside the car. This next-generation traffic management solution is estimated to save hundreds of lives and billions of euros in economic losses annually.
As such, the European Parliament voted in favour of eCall regulation which requires all new cars be equipped with eCall technology from April 2018. In the event of a serious accident, eCall automatically dials 112 - Europe's single emergency number.
Notorious for its widespread and persistent traffic problems in its metropolitan areas, Jakarta and other large Indonesian cities need to find a better way of managing the chaotic situation on its roads. Not surprisingly, Indonesia had the world’s 5th highest number of people dying from traffic accidents in 2014.
The speaker, Andy Rooke, is a highly experienced project coordinator from ERTICO – ITS Europe, which is responsible for the eCall initiative and HeERO. HeERO addresses the infrastructural development to support the pan-European eCall service based on 112/E112, the single European Emergency number. ERTICO co-chairs the European eCall Implementation Platform, and is responsible for undertaking the massive task of bringing together all relevant stakeholders necessary for the successful and rapid implementation of eCall.
Be sure to catch Andy’s presentation to pick up invaluable insights into the large-scale management and coordination of M2M projects in the automotive sector at the 5th edition of the Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 in Jakarta from 25-26 August 2015.