The I-SENSE research group of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) an ERTICO Partner has been selected through a call for tenders procedure as Technical Advisor of the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure Transport and Networks on issues of eCall especially in the framework of the HeERO pilot project. HeERO coordinated by ERTICO aims to prepare and create the appropriate infrastructure in 9 member states of the European Community including Greece for the pilot implementation of the eCall service.

The basic objective of eCall system is to automatically call emergency services in case of a serious vehicle accident. eCall will work all over the European Union with the same technical and quality standards through the use of the mobile network and the pan-European emergency number “112”. The implementation of the eCall service will be obligatory for all EU member-states as of 2014.

Within this framework the basic activities of ICCS as Technical Advisor are:

  • The preparation of technical requirements for the tender procedures for the acquisition of the necessary hardware and software required for the implementation of the HeERO pilot
  • Technical advice and support regarding the activities of the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure Transport and Networks within HeERO
  • The preparation of reports which will enable smooth pilot testing and the later full-scale implementation of the eCall service in Greece
  • The support and advice of the Ministry on issues related to eCall developments in Europe and its implementation in Greece

For further information please contact Dr Angelos Amditis.


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Original Publication Date: Mon 09 Jan 2012