"eCall" Traffic Emergency Call System (Regulation)
In order to speed up the arrival of emergency services, in the event of an accident, by 40-50%, the European Commission wants to introduce an EU-wide, standard emergency system for road traffic ("eCall"). An eCall device inside the vehicle will allow an emergency call to be sent, either automatically in the case of a "severe accident" or manually by the occupants of the vehicle, via the mobile telephone network to an emergency response centre. The aim is to reduce the number of fatalities and severe injuries caused by road accidents.
The eCall service can help to increase road safety. There is, however, no objective reason why buses should be exempt from the Regulation. The data protection measures are suitable to comply with the requirements of EU data protection law.