Like Europe’s eCall directive, other countries or international organizations are translating their own interpretation of AECS (Accident Emergency Call Systems) and associated tests to get car systems certified in a specific country or region of the world.
The primary differences have to do with which GNSS Satellite constellation they have: GPS in USA, Galileo in Europe, GLONASS in Russia, IRNSS (NAVIC) in India, and QZSS in Japan.
Today, their AECSs include eCall in Europe, ERA-GLONASS in Russia, and AIS-144 in India. Other AECS regulations are currently underway in other countries.
In its search for AECS harmonization, the United Nations has adopted an approach and a regulation called UN Regulation No. 144 (UN R144). The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (Authentic and legal binding text: ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/132) is the first UN regulation that deals with vehicle connectivity.
What is the Impact for the Automotive Ecosystem ?
Access to specific countries or regional automotive markets will require car manufacturers, Tier 1 and 2 Suppliers and testing certification centers to be compliant with UNR-144.
Basically, it means that your GNSS testing capabilities will have to be updated. And the answer to the question “when?” is … “now.” The UN regulation now aligns the ERA-GLONASS emergency call system used in the Russian Federation with the EU’s eCall, and may be used as an engine to add future GNSS constellations.
Orolia Simulators: Ahead of the Curve
At Orolia, our GNSS simulators are already eCall, AIS 140 and UNR-144 compliant.
With a GSG-5 unit, a simple hardware and software upgrade to a GSG-6 unit will unleash UNR-144 testing capabilities. With a GSG-6 unit, it is even easier: A simple software update performed locally will allow you to do UNR-144 testing and produce a simple but effective automated testing report.
Need a Hand ?
More and more, GNSS technologies are embedded into almost all industries, requiring significant expertise to qualify, benchmark and integrate these capabilities into a global testing framework. Delivering the best GNSS user experience to your customers often means hiring highly skilled professionals to support the automotive ecosystem.
Consider Orolia Consulting & Professional Services. We can help you deliver GNSS technical assistance and expertise during automotive design, testing, pre-certification or homologation phases. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Request a Quote now.
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