The pan-European eCall project notched up another success in December with the opening of a new eCall testing centre in Japan.  Launched in the city of Yokosuka it is the first eCall test facility outside Europe and will allow Japanese car makers to test systems destined for the European Union.

Designed to reduce emergency response times the “112” eCall service is a pan-European interoperable M2M system that allows vehicles (and passengers) to automatically call for help in the case of a road incident. 

The centre was launched by Gemalto and Fujitsu Ten in collaboration with  Yokosuka Telecom Research Park.   

ERTICO’s Andy Rooke (HeERO Project Coordinator) attended the opening event in December along with Marcel Visser Vice President of Automotive at Gemalto. Mr Visser said: “By enabling local testing of eCall technology Gemalto and its partners are streamlining manufacturing and helping global automakers achieve significant time and cost efficiencies” 

For more information about eCall please visit the HeERO project website


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Original Publication Date: Mon 21 Jan 2013