eCall – ensuring a fast rescue chain to save lives

eCall – ensuring a fast rescue chain to save lives

With the vision to make road traffic safer, various governments worldwide have made automated emergency call systems mandatory in every newly registered car.

eCall systems should guarantee rapid assistance to motorists involved in a serious collision by manually or automatically initiating an emergency call (E112) and transmitting supporting data to start a fast rescue chain.

As every minute counts Rohde & Schwarz eCall testing solutions are designed to help achieve the future Vision Zero of no fatalities or serious injuries involving road traffic. The solutions ensure 100% reliable functioning of eCall modules within today’s relevant global communication infrastructures.

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eCall (emergency call)

Your challenges:

  • Ensure a 100% reliably functioning eCall module that rapidly sends an alert and enables stabile communications between rescue services and the vehicle involved in the collision
  • Deliver the necessary rescue data (e.g. position, direction, vehicle details)
  • Fulfill various global conformity standards (eCall, Korean eCall, ERA GLONASS)
  • Keep pace with future frequency technologies, such as the shift from today’s GSM, UTMS based eCall infrastructure to LTE based communications (NG eCall)

Our solution:

  • A test setup enabling various, ready-to-use test scenarios reflecting real-world conditions
  • Simulates a public safety answering point (PSAP), making it possible to automatically and repeatedly run all test sequences
  • Simultaneously simulates both the GNSS signal to test the module’s ability to determine the exact positioning and the different mobile communications networks to test the module’s ability to provide the correct minimum set of data (MSD) and establish communications with emergency services
  • Combines all relevant (GSM, UMTS) and future relevant (e.g. LTE, 4G) frequency bands in one solution
  • Meets the relevant global eCall standards to prepare for certification

Your benefits:

  • Reduced COMPLEXITY of an all-in-one test solution offering multiple automated tests of all necessary eCall frequencies from GNSS to mobile communication standards
  • Reduced COST of a single solution suitable for various global eCall compliance standards (such as eCall, Korean eCall, ERA-GLONASS)
  • Safe INVESTMENT in a solution for running tests on today’s mobile infrastructure, tomorrow’s next generation LTE based eCall (NG eCall) and even the future 5G

Test solutions meeting today’s global standards

eCall
eCall
  • Region: Europe
  • Based on GSM/UMTS
NGeCall
NGeCall
  • Region: Europe
  • Based on LTE
ERA Glonass
ERA Glonass
  • Region: Russian Federation
  • Based on GSM/UMTS
K-eCall
K-eCall
  • Region: Korea
  • Based on LTE/UMTS (planned 2021)
Technical story eCall

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How the automotive emergency call service eCall works

Customer voices

AVL Deutschland GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Tobias Düser, Head of Advanced Solution Lab at AVL Deutschland GmbH

“In Rohde & Schwarz, we now have a strong and reliable partner for GNSS stimulation. By generating consistent GNSS signals in connection with environment simulation, AVL DRIVINGCUBE™ now provides a test system that allows users to validate GNSS-based driver assistance systems and autonomous driving features.”

Cetecom

Christian Obert, Head of Sales, CETECOM GmbH

"We have a long and established relationship with Rohde & Schwarz. The service is fast, competent and absolutely reliable. In particular with innovations and new services which were developed and established on our side, we can count on the support and the excellent measuring equipment of Rohde & Schwarz. For example, our eCall and ERA-GLONASS services which have been rolled out recently."

FICOSA

Laura Tantinyà, RF Engineering Supervisor, FICOSA

"Rohde & Schwarz was always the first choice when Ficosa was looking for a solution to validate our ERA-Glonass automotive products. From the very beginning, Rohde & Schwarz put all its expertise into advising, the right equipment and tools to ease the path to certification. We, at Ficosa, really value the proper training and sales support provided by Rohde & Schwarz – it makes a difference with high-tech products."

Ublox

Rita Puntaferro, Senior Manager Verification Lab Ublox Italy

"During the development phase of eCall solution, we needed to test and verify our module. Rohde & Schwarz proposed setting up a cooperation and a joint testing session. We found a great opportunity to start testing in an early phase. Both of us could benefit from this cooperation and shorten the time to market. It was a great opportunity and we are now regularly using Rohde & Schwarz equipment to test our eCall/ERA-GLONASS solutions."

Download eCall infographic

25.700 road traffic deaths in 2014 in Europe

25.700 road traffic deaths in 2014 in Europe. See whole infographic

Less than 16.000 traffic fatalities is the european objective

Less than 16.000 traffic fatalities is the european objective. More Insights? Download our eCall infographic

57% is the number of all accidents which take place in rural areas

57% is the number of all accidents which take place in rural areas. Interested? Download our eCall infographic

Educational material

eGuide: Pioneer in NG eCall testing

This eGuide will give you some insights about next generation eCall (NG eCall), the difference to eCall and its coexistence, the advantages of NG eCall, what test equipment is needed.

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Our new next generation eCall appcard

Learn more about: Verification of next generation eCall functionality in an IVS. Sign up here.

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Webinar: eCall and its challenges. Leading the way to the next generation eCall system

We will demonstrate a reliable and fast test solution for next generation eCall that helps in the development of eCall devices where in-band modem eCall and next generation eCall coexist.

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Our expert

Christian Hof

Christian Hof, Rohde & Schwarz

"The automotive industry is going through what is arguably the greatest period of transformation since it was formed. There is no doubt the evolution to autonomous vehicles (AV) will fundamentally change this industry. Connectivity plays an important role in enabling the vehicles to exchange information with the world around them. Rohde & Schwarz offers a broad range of test and measurement equipment for testing the connected car and the way customers experience mobility in the future."

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