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INTELLIGENT VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS-eCALL

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  • Cezar Botezatu

    (Romanian – American University, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Claudiu BÂRCĂ

    (Romanian – American University, Bucharest, Romania)

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    The European Union is promoting eCall to reduce the number of roadway fatalities by minimizing the response time when an accident has occurred. eCall is a combination of an In Vehicle System (IVS), a device with a GSM cell phone and GPS location capability, and a corresponding infrastructure of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems use Information and Communications Technologies for providing solutions for improving road safety in particular in the pre-crash phase when the accident can still be avoided or at least its severity significantly reduced.With these systems,which can operate either autonomously on-board the vehicle, or be based on vehicle-tovehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication (co-operative systems), the number of accidents and their severity can be reduced. Location-enhanced emergency calls like in-vehicle e-Call have their primary benefit to society of saving lives and in offering an increased sense of security. The articol presents the system eCall and how does it work.

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    Article provided by Romanian-American University in its journal Journal of Information Systems and Operation Management.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (November)
    Pages: 487-494

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    Handle: RePEc:rau:jisomg:v:2:y:2008:i:2:p:487-494

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    Keywords: eCall; functional architecture; PSAP;

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