The European Commission has recently opened a public consultation on the deployment of in-vehicle emergency-eCall- in Europe in the context of the eCall impact assessment which is currently carried out by the EC.
The assessment considers various policy options (no intervention, voluntary approach or mandatory implementation of eCall) to implement the eCall system in Europe.
The main objective of this public consultation is to collect the opinions of stakeholders and EU citizens on the issue and therefore ensure the transparency of the decision making process.
Contributions are particularly welcome from citizens and road users. The EC also expect contributions from other relevant stakeholders, including representatives from Member States, Consumer Associations, Automobile Clubs, Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs, i.e. emergency calls response centres), Automotive Industry (OEMs and suppliers), Road Operators, Insurance Companies, Mobile Network Operators, Standardisation Organisations, Telecom Industry, Emergency Services.
The consultation will be open until the 19th of September 2010.