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The single pan-European emergency number 112 is operational in Finland and is the only emergency number in use. The emergency service is currently being reorganised and will be completed in 2006 with 15 PSAPs at level 1 organised nationally and regionally. There are no PSAPs at level 2 in Finland, which means that both incoming emergency calls and the dispatch of the emergency service vehicles are done at PSAP 1.
The restructuring of the PSAPs in Finland will also affect the capability of receiving and handling E112 calls. As the system overview illustrates below, the location information provided by the network is pulled by the PSAP from the network and a communication link for both data and voice are available between the PSAP and emergency service vehicle.
The full correspondence slip (eCall questionnaire) can be downloaded here:
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In Finland, the eSafety Forum and its activities have been regarded as very useful. The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications (MinTC) is actively aiming to implement the Forum's recommendations and is responsible for doing so. Today eCall is a priority action in Finland.
A consortium commissioned by the MinTC produced a national eCall pilot programme and deployment plan in June 2004. The plan concluded that in the short term, aftermarket devices together with OEM devices will enable a more forceful, rapid, and cost-efficient car fleet penetration than OEM eCall devices alone. The highest possible penetration of eCall-enabled vehicles brings the most benefits for road safety and social economy, and the widest possible penetration of eCall would be extremely beneficial. The plan also describes the E-MERGE compatible system architecture for a national eCall system, the accompanying technical specifications, and an analysis of user requirements based on an interview study. Further work in Finland, as well as the latest international developments in eCall, has resulted in some changes related to the data structure as well as communications architecture.
To read more, please click here.
|Impacts of an automatic emergency call system on accident consequences in Finland (January 2006)||.pdf (238 KB)|
|Preliminary Results of the Finnish Study on Impacts of an Automatic Emergency Call System on Accident Consequences||.pdf (27 KB)|
|Finnish eCall communications test bench now fully operational||.pdf (54 KB)|
|eCall_Finland_Status Report||.doc (108 KB)|
|eCall_Finland_Discussion paper||.pdf (86 KB)|
|eCall implementation in Finland||.pdf (286 KB)|
|Viewpoints on eCall Architecture||.pdf (277 KB)|
|eCall Test Bench–Structure and Content of FDS and MDS Messages||.pdf (128 KB)|
For more information regarding other safety-related initiatives in Finland, please click here.
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