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EBN: EU eCall Regulation Now in Effect


EBN: EU eCall Regulation Now in Effect

The European eCall regulation, which mandates all new vehicles be equipped with GPS and cellular automated emergency calling system, went into effect April 1.

Courtesy of the European Commission

The European Commission proposed the eCall regulation in June 2013.The text was approved by the European Parliament in April 2015 and now, three years later, has become mandatory Vehicles are now required to send a “minimum set of data”, including exact location, time of crash, and direction of travel. The aim of the eCall directive is to reduce response times as much as 60% in most areas, thus saving more lives.

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