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Impact assessment on the introduction of the eCall service in all new type-approved vehicles in Europe, including liability/ legal issues
TRL, UK: Jonathan Francsics, Omar Anjum, Jean Hopkin and Alan Stevens; Inter-utXXI, Hungary: Agnes Lindenbach; TNO, The Netherlands: Mak Joost, Mattieu Nuijten; VTT, Finland: Niina Sihvola, Risto Kulmala, Risto Oorni, Marko Nokkala; ERTICO, Belgium: Monica Schettino; eSafetyAware, Belgium: Irina Patrascu, Jacob Bangsgaard; Vrije Universitiet, The Netherlands: Killian van Wees
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Final Report and Integration of Results and Perspectives for market introduction of IVSS
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Appel d’urgence automatique en France
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Final report - eCall: The Case for Deployment in the UK (October 2006)
Published by SBD, under a contract with the Transport Technology and Standards Division of the Department for Transport. The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Department
This study is intended to inform Department for Transport and other Government departments on the viability of a public eCall service in the UK, as envisaged by the European Commission, that might ultimately require fitment of units in all new UK vehicles. It looks at the business case for eCall in the UK, as opposed to the Europe wide case available to date. It examines the benefits and costs of eCall in the UK, barriers to deployment and the impact of other initiatives using in vehicle equipment. It also looks at research needs.
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Preliminary Results of the Finnish Study on Impacts of an Automatic Emergency Call System on Accident Consequences (October 2005)
Published by VTT on a commission from the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications and the AINO programme involving the Finnish Motor Insurers' Centre and the Emergency Response Centre Administration.
The study is among the first in which the accurate and reliable estimates of fatalities that could be avoided by the eCall system have been estimated on the basis of European data. Analyses of accidents were done case-by-case looking at what happened after the crash in a minute's accuracy based on high-quality accident case material.
The aim of the study was to estimate the impacts of an automatic emergency call system on accident consequences in Finland. More specifically, it strived to estimate the annual number of fatalities that could be avoided by the eCall system, the effects of eCall on emergency response times, and the effects of real-time information about the vehicle location and accident type on the consequences of the accident.
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Clarification Paper - BC 1: Overview of available studies on proven or assessed benefits of eCall (August 2005)
Published by Y. Bouler and Renault SAS
eCall is based on immediate alert by shock sensor in case of crash, together with precise location coordination, vehicle identification and time. eCall can bring further information on the context, occupants, map location, but this requires more complexity and costs.
This document focuses only on the benefits expected from the first step, automatic trigger and location going directly to local Public Safety Answering Point as for mobile 112 calls.
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Draft for eCall in Sweden (April 2005)
Published by the Swedish Road Administration (SRA) commission from the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications
This document was prepared in order for Sweden to prepare for eCall and to provide the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications with basic decision-making data in the matter.
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Exploratory Study on the potential socio-economic impact of the introduction of Intelligent Safety Systems in Road Vehicles (January 2005)
The use of new technologies could contribute significantly to the reduction in number of road fatalities and injuries. The eSafety initiative aims to accelerate the development, deployment, and use of Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems (IVSS), IT-enabled systems and smart technologies for crash avoidance and injury prevention capabilities of commercial vehicles.
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The mission of the OECD’s Programme of Research on Road Transport and Intermodal Linkages (RTR) is to promote economic development in OECD member countries by enhancing transport safety, efficiency and sustainability through a co-operative research programme on road and intermodal transport. This study was carried out by the OECD Working Group on Safety and Technology, and details the impact that new transport technologies can have on road safety based on research from around the world. It also examines deployment challenges and provides recommendations for governments and industry to maximise the safety benefits of new technologies and minimise their drawbacks.
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Short descriptions of ITS safety applications and their potential safety benefits (December 2003)
In this report, a classification of safety applications according to risk situation (exposure, risk, consequences) is being used. It defines the various applications, giving an idea of how the safety benefits will arise, discussing conditions that should be met to reach the full potential and estimating if the application might give a substantial contribution to safety in the future. A preliminary estimate of the safety benefit potentials is also made.
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The Economic Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes (May 2002)
This report presents the results of an analysis of motor vehicle crash costs in the United States in the year 2000.
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