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Next-Generation Pan-European eCall

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Randall Gellens , Hannes Tschofenig
Last updated 2014-12-04 (Latest revision 2014-02-14)
Replaced by draft-ietf-ecrit-ecall
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This document describes how to use IP-based emergency services mechanisms to support the next generation of the Pan European in- vehicle emergency call service defined under the eSafety initiative of the European Commission (generally referred to as "eCall"). eCall is a standardized and mandated system for a special form of emergency calls placed by vehicles. eCall deployment is required by 2015 in European Union member states, and eCall is also being deployed in other regions. eCall provides an integrated voice path and a standardized set of vehicle, sensor (e.g., crash related), and location data. An eCall is recognized and handled as a specialized form of emergency call and is routed to a specialized eCall-capable Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) capable of processing the vehicle data and trained in handling emergency calls from vehicles. Currently, eCall functions over circuit-switched cellular telephony; work on next-generation eCall (NG-eCall, sometimes called packet- switched eCall or PS-eCall) is now in process, and this document assists in that work by describing how to support eCall within the IP-based emergency services infrastructure. This document also registers a MIME Content Type and an Emergency Call Additional Data Block for the eCall vehicle data.


Randall Gellens
Hannes Tschofenig

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