The implementation of eCall technology in new car models has been mandatory since 1 April 2018. According to the EU Regulation 2015/758, automotive manufacturers are required to integrate the new eCall system into all new passenger car (M1) and light commercial vehicle (N1) models. New eCall systems must provide proof of compliance with the requirements of EU Regulation 2017/79 for approval.
Regulatory requirements for eCall certification as per EU 2017/79
- Annex 1 Technical requirements and procedures for testing the resistance of eCall in-vehicle systems to severe crashes (high-severity deceleration test)
- Annex 2: Full-scale impact test assessment
- Annex 3: Crash resistance of audio equipment
- Annex 4: Co-existence of third party services (TPS) with the 112-based eCall in-vehicle systems
- Annex 5: Automatic triggering mechanism
- Annex 6: Technical requirements for compatibility of eCall in-vehicle systems with the positioning services provided by the Galileo and the EGNOS systems
- Annex 7: In-vehicle system self-test
- Annex 8: Technical requirements and test procedures related to privacy and data protection
eCall certification according to UN-R 144
This new UN regulation, which came into force in July 2018, is part of the Global Decade of Action on Road Safety, a plan announced by the UN General Assembly to reduce the number of road accident victims around the world.
UN-R 144 regulation is valid for the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission) member states. Depending on the approval type, it stipulates supplementary test requirements which go beyond the EU requirements.
Regulatory requirements for eCall certification as per UN-R 144/79
- Testing of the mechanical resistance of eCall in-vehicle systems to severe crashes
- Post-crash battery test
- Electromagetic compatability (UN-R 10)
- Navigation – precise position determination
- Hands-free system audio performance (ITU-T P.1140)
- Human-machine interface test
Our eCall competencies
For more than 15 years we have been supporting the automotive industry with test and certification services for smart products with integrated wireless components.
In July 2018 7layers was recognised by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) as a Category A and B technical services provider pursuant to Regulation EN 2017/79 and UN-R 144 for eCall Systems. The UN-R 144 regulation is valid for the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission) member states. Depending on the approval type, supplementary tests are performed on eCall systems which go beyond EU requirements – such as electromagnetic compatibility, power supply and audio tests (ITU-T P.1140). We offer eCall certification services in the EU and to UNECE member states.