Eu parliament wants to legally prescribe ecall from 2015

According to the will of the european parliament, all new cars in the EU will be equipped with ECALL in the EU by 2015 – a system that automatically concludes an emergency call in a serious accident and passes the vehicle location for the case that the occupants are no longer able to do so even themselves are. According to the deputies, rescue services could be so faster at the scene of the accident and in the "decisive first hour" save more lives or reduce the severity of injuries.

After a voluntary introduction of the system has failed, parliament calls on the european commission as soon as possible legislation to propose to ecall in all EU member states until 2015. Last fall, the commission had written a recommendation to the member states in order to pre-recruit for all new cars and small transporters by 2015 – ecall for all new cars and small transporters, without loss of recourse for existing vehicles.

In her resolution, the parliamentarians now express their regret for delays in voluntary ECALL implementation. Although there are already a standard for the autonomous emergency call, so far, just 0.4 percent of cars in the EU are equipped with it. The deputies appeal to the commission, also to prefers to extend the automatic emergency call to other vehicle types, such as motorcycles, buses and trucks. In an overview (PDF file) of the EU commission on the level of ECALL of april 2012, there are still various open "fine destinations", including ies of the certification of ECALL hardware or training for the employees of emergency call centers.

In addition, the people’s representatives demand that ECALL may not be used for it to monitor the movements of a person or to determine their location as long as no accident is present. In industry circles, on the other hand, it is quite to horen that the insurance industry is lively interested in making telemetry data concrete over the risk readiness of individual drivers. On this basis, they were able to create individual tariffs, rather than today in the car insurance above, a rough classification after vehicle type and performance as well as profession, gender or age of the driver to make.