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eCall legislation is proposed to come into force at the end of 2014...
The landscape of the European telematics industry is set to change significantly following the European Commission's (EC) recent internal decision to mandate public pan-European eCall on all newly Type Approved models. The EC is now pushing ahead with the processes to publically mandate eCall and requiring Member States to support eCall through their Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs).
Despite the recent decision to proceed with legislation, there remains many outstanding questions and issues that need to be resolved before public eCall can successfully be introduced into the mass market.
A new report from SBD entitled Pan-European eCall - responding to the legislation assesses these issues and provides recommendations to vehicle manufacturers and other stakeholders on their response to the mandate.
This report will help you:
n Learn the results of the eCall public consultation, the attitudes of Member States and how this may affect implementation of the legislation
n Understand the types of legislation under development for mobile network operators, member states, PSAPs and vehicle manufacturers
n Assess the potential impact of legislation and most likely deployment scenario
n Decide a strategic direction in offering eCall and in what markets
Although an official announcement has not yet been made, SBD understands that the EC is definitely pushing ahead with legislation to mandate pan-European public eCall. Vehicle manufacturers will have to equip all newly Type Approved models with eCall from the end of 2014.
This decision by the EC to mandate eCall is a highly significant development that will change the landscape of the European telematics industry.
Vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, mobile network operators and national Member State governments will have to develop strategies to respond to this legislation requiring the provision of eCall emergency assistance.
The Type Approval legislation is currently being prepared by the DG Enterprise within the EC and is expected to be released this summer with enforcement due at the end of 2014, according to SBD's research. Member States will be required by DG Move to upgrade their Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and emergency services in parallel to the requirements on vehicle manufacturers. Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) will also be required by DG Infso to provide an eCall Flag that identifies the eCall as an emergency message from a vehicle.
SBD's report includes an analysis of the potential deployment scenarios that will follow the emergence of the mandate. These include an evaluation of the potential for delay caused by political opposition from the French and UK governments and also vehicle manufacturers such as PSA that already offer private eCall services.
Vehicle manufacturers need to understand both the specific requirements of the legislation and also the new telematics environment that has been produced by the mandate. They will have to decide whether they will simply do the minimum to comply with the legislation or whether they will see the mandate as an opportunity to gain competitive advantage by offering additional telematics services or by spreading fitment across their model range.
While the new legislation will specify the use of In-Band Modem technology from Qualcomm, it is unclear if some of the solutions using Bluetooth to link the driver's phone to the car emerging from carmakers including Ford will be permitted. In addition to this technology question, there are a number of other significant unresolved issues that need answers before successful deployment can be achieved.
These unresolved issues are led by the question of whether Member States will have upgraded their PSAPs in time for the start of factory fitment in cars. Another key issue is the question of liability for the successful operation of the service. This is difficult to allocate in a complex service chain comprising the car, MNO, PSAP and emergency services. However, if a crash occurs and the eCall is not effective it will be the vehicle manufacturer that gets blamed by the consumer and the vehicle manufacturer needs to develop a strategy to respond to this.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Executive summary
1.1 Introduction1.1 Introduction
1.2 601.2 60--second conclusions second summary of conclusions
1.3 recommendations1.3 Key findings and recommendations
2. Legislation -- uncertainty removed uncertainty removed
2.1 Introduction2.1 Introduction
2.2 20102.2 Public eCall activities during 2010
2.2.1 Board2.2.1 Impact Assessment Board
2.2.2 consultation2.2.2 Public consultation
2.2.3 Member State attitudes towards public eCall
2.3 onwards2.3 Public eCall activities from 2011 onwards
2.4 What will legislation include?
2.4.1 Bluetooth2.4.1 Bluetooth--based systems based systems
2.4.2 In2.4.2 In--Band technology Band Modem technology
3. Implementation scenarios
3.1 Introduction3.1 Introduction
3.2 Scenario A -- Carmakers are ready but Member States not States are not
3.2.1 Solution 1 -- National eCall--ready PSAP solution
3.2.2 Solution 2 -- HeERO project
3.3 Scenario B -- Continued delays due to political or issues or technical issues
3.4 Scenario C -- Smooth deployment
3.5 scenario3.5 Most likely scenario
4. Strategies for vehicle manufacturers
4.1 Introduction4.1 Introduction
4.2 manufacturers4.2 Options available to vehicle manufacturers
4.3 Unresolved issues that could affect automotive strategies
4.3.1 in4.3.1 Testing/certification for in--car equipment
4.3.2 readiness4.3.2 PSAP readiness
4.3.3 Liability4.3.3 Liability
4.3.4 alarms4.3.4 False alarms
4.3.5 licensing4.3.5 Qualcomm licensing
4.3.6 eCall4.3.6 Bluetooth eCall
4.3.7 3G4.3.7 2G vs. 3G
4.3.8 SIM4.3.8 Reprogrammable SIM
4.3.9 industry4.3.9 Insurance industry
LIST OF FIGURES
Fig. 1 Meeting legislative requirements whilst balancing cost reliability cost and reliability
Fig. 2Fig. 2 EC options EC strategy options
Fig. 3Fig. 3 Results consultation Results from EC eCall public consultation
Fig. 4Fig. 4 Expected eCall Expected timetable for mandating eCall
Fig. 5Fig. 5 Types eCall Types of legislation under development for eCall
Fig. 6Fig. 6 eCall standards eCall standards
Fig. 7Fig. 7 National eCall National eCall--ready solution ready PSAP solution
Fig. 8Fig. 8 Member project Member States participating in the HeERO project
Fig. 9Fig. 9 Ranking scenarios Ranking the deployment scenarios
Fig. 10Fig. 10 Strategic options available to vehicle manufacturers
Fig. 11Fig. 11 Summary issues Summary of unresolved eCall issues
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