20. 5. 2019
According to the EU legislation, eCall is a mandatory
standard equipment on board of all new type-approved M1 and N1 vehicles.
However, as European PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points) are equipped to
receive eCall, it is expected that many existing vehicles will be retro-fitted
with after-market eCall devices.
The aim of “sAFE – Aftermarket eCall For Europe” is to
define the standards and specifications to pave the way for deployment of
aftermarket systems for eCall. The deployment shall reduce the number of
fatalities in the Union as well as the severity of injuries caused by road
In order to guarantee the full functionality,
compatibility, interoperability, continuity and conformity of after-market
across Europe to the existing eCall, specifications will be derived
establishing criteria. The scope is not limited to vehicle Categories M1 (Cars)
N1 (Light Commercial Vehicles) but will include additional Categories as
already being specified by CEN TC278 WG15.
The focus of the Action is to continue improve the
safety on roads as defined in §19a of the Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 for the
development of the trans-European transport network and repealing Decision No
661/2010/EU as one of the priorities for road infrastructure development. sAFE
will reduce risks and required duration for successful full deployment of
after-market 112 eCall in the EU.
The technology evolution, from circuit switched to
packet switched using IMS, is handled in CEN TS 17184 and the conformance tests
in CEN TS 17240. eCall from a C-ITS equipped vehicle can be achieved using CEN
TS 17182. Iskratel as a partner with its expertise in NG-eCall and “All-IP”
technologies coordinates the Sub-activity “eCall over IMS” and collaborates in
the Sub-activity dealing with Security and Privacy. Iskratel is also a partner
in the Sub-activity working on developing Specifications and Requirements for
new NG-eCall technologies, also in conjunction with new vehicle categories.
The Commission has decided to
award a grant, under the terms and conditions set out in the Special
Conditions, the General Conditions and the other Annexes to the Agreement, for
the action entitled "sAFE" ("the action"), action number
2018-EU-TM-0079-S. The action shall run from 01/01/2019 (“the starting date”)
until 31/12/2020 (“the completion date”). This action has been awarded also by
the Ministry of Infrastructure in Slovenia.
Explore more about the
project sAFE here