Car manufacturers to equip all new car styles with life-saving eCall system

As from Saturday Thirty first March, European car or truck manufacturers will supply all latest brand-new car models using eCall; a system that easily dials emergency companies in the event of a serious traffic accident.

The European Auto Manufacturers Association (ACEA) welcomes this particular milestone, which has been authorized thanks to huge assets by the industry.

eCall has the potential to save many lives by shortening the response time of emergency solutions. This means that ambulances, fire motor and the police can certainly intervene as quickly as possible while in the golden hour after a collision, revealed ACEA Secretary General, Erik Jonnaert.

The rollout involving eCall is just one of many breakthroughs designed to limit the impact of road accidents, Jonnaert stated. Looking towards the upcoming, active safety technologies C which can avert accidents from occurring at all C offer large potential to further enhance road safety, as an example by automatically intervening when a driver ceases to react in time.

ACEA likewise calls for an integrated way of safety, combining further more improvements in semi-automatic or fully automatic vehicle technology using improved driver training, better road structure and maintenance, and the enforcement of established traffic regulations.

ACEA represents the 15 main Europe-based car, van, pick up truck and bus manufacturers: BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford regarding Europe, Honda Generator Europe, Hyundai Motor unit Europe, Iveco, Jaguar Land Rover, PSA Crew, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Motors, and Volvo Group.


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