eCall to be deployed in Spain and Luxembourg

The Spanish multinational, FICOSA, has announced that it is involved in the pan-European HeERO (Harmonised eCall European Pilot Project) project, which has the objective of implementing the eCall emergency phone call systems in European Union (EU) countries. The company aims to help carry out the deployment of the project in Spain and Luxembourg. In the event of an accident, the EU-funded eCall system, automatically calls the nearest emergency center and, at the same time, transmits a ‘Minimum Set of Data’, which includes the exact location of the vehicle. An eCall can also be sent manually from inside the vehicle. European legislation intends that by 2015 all new vehicles will carry the system