Orolia, through its Spectracom brand, the global leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing solutions, has introduced a fast-responded solution for drivers in the event of a crash followed the EU eCall standard.
What is eCall standard?
EU regulation 2015/758, released March 31th 2018, requires new vehicle types of M1 and N1 to be equipped with eCall. This is a system which automatically calls the nearest emergency center and sends the exact location of the vehicle in case of an accident, thereby significantly reducing the rescue time. EU member states that do not comply will be refused EC-approval for new types of motor vehicles.
Automatic Positioning Device GSG?
Spectracom is providing options to ensure that automotive manufacturers who plan to continue selling into this market are equipped with the right tools for testing the eCall regulatory compliance of their equipment. The Spectracom GSG line of GNSS simulators efficiently simulate all the major GNSS constellations needed for testing compliance of critical signal receiving equipment in a variety of eCall scenarios including: positioning accuracy under different conditions; time-to-first-fix; GNSS receiver sensitivity; re-acquisition performance following signal outages; changing RF transmit power level manually or remotely sequenced as required by standard.
The eCall regulations require significant effort on the part of the auto industry to comply and will continue evolving the simulation product line to meet their needs for compliance testing with life-saving regulations.