The Workshop “Making eCall Happen”, organised by EU project I_HeERO and previously postponed, will take place in Brussels on September, the 6th. It will address the challenges and opportunities that need to be met to ensure successful introduction of eCall in the different Member States. The workshop will also offer insights into how commercial companies can leverage maximum benefit from this introduction.

eCall will be mandated in Europe for all new types of cars and light trucks manufactured after 31 March 2018. Member States are to ensure their Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) are upgraded and have completed conformity assessment before 1 October 2017. The combination of the necessary technologies, coupled with the socio-political implications make eCall implementation a challenge in any Member State. This extends to all commercial entities that will be required to fulfill the legal requirements.

eCall implementation will require a coordinated response involving both Ministries of Transport, Ministries responsible for PSAPs (in Italy, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense, plus Regions), and in some cases Ministry of Health. Effective management will be required for an efficient and effective outcome.

The workshop will address following topics:

  • How complicated is eCall Deployment?

Overview of current situation across Europe for Emergency Call

  • What are the sticking points for eCall?

including but not limited to MS PSAP solutions, eCall volume, eCall PSAP upgrade process, sharing MSD Data across the rescue chain

  • Areas of eCall to be refined

Conformity, Liability Issues, Data Protection

  • How can these areas be addressed

With a facilitator, delegates will brainstorm in break-out sessions to define remedial measures with regard to ethical, legal, societal and institutional areas and report back to the Plenary. All inputs will be incorporated into a report to be shared with MS and the European Commission.

Workshop info:

Le Châtelain Boutique Hotel

rue du Châtelain 17, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

26 April 2016


To register, click here (registration is for free). For hotel suggestions, click here.

Check out the I_HeERO project website here.