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Autoliv signs eCall MoU
Creation date: 15 February 2006
On 2 February 2006 Mr Lars Westerberg, CEO of Autoliv AB, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims at realising the interoperable, pan-European in-vehicle emergency call system, eCall. Autoliv handed over the official document at the last meeting of eCall Driving Groupís Sub-Working Group Performance Criteria on 13 February. By signing the MoU, Autoliv, a provider for automotive safety, recognises the importance of eCall along with a long list of other stakeholders (download the list here).
eCall is an in-vehicle emergency call that may be triggered manually by pushing a button in the vehicle or automatically when a vehicle senses that a crash has occurred. In the event of an accident, eCall technology will call the emergency services (Public Safety Answering Point Ė PSAP) and transmit a so-called minimum set of data (MSD). This enables emergency personnel to obtain details about the accident and their response time can be reduced up to 50%.
The MoU, which was created in May 2004, provides a solid basis for the partners to actively contribute to the development and implementation of eCall in potentially all new vehicles sold in Europe by 2009.
For more information, please visit the eCall Toolbox.
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