Europe’s mobile phone industry will sign the eCall Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 9th September, giving its full backing to eCall. Europe’s in-car automatic emergency call system has life-saving potential as it automatically dials 112, Europe’s single emergency number, when a car has a serious accident and sends its location to the nearest emergency service – even when the passengers do not know or cannot say where they are.
Viviane Reding, the EU’s Telecoms Commissioner will host a signing ceremony on the eCall MoU with representatives of the GSM Association Europe. With its commitment to eCall the industry sends an important message to Member States’ national authorities some of which – despite several calls from the Commission – are still not ready to deploy the in-car system voluntarily.
Source: European Commission.
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