Emergency Call (eCall) in
Automotive Solutions

eCall, short for "Emergency Call," has emerged as a critical component of IoT-driven automotive solutions. The primary driving force behind the widespread implementation of emergency calling systems is the desire to enhance road safety. The overarching aim is to decrease the number of severe injuries and fatalities resulting from accidents. This not only reduces the risk of subsequent accidents but also diminishes congestion-related costs. 

With over 13% of our customers being from the automotive sector, we are open to working with eCall vendors and telematics projects globally.  

eCall Device Vendors and Market

The primary geographical markets of focus will include Greater China, Europe, and North America. In addition, Russia & Central Asia are expected to make a substantial contribution to the hardware market. The EU’s eCall initiative has made an automatic emergency call device a mandatory safety feature in all new car models sold. 

Russia has its own system called ERA-GLONASS, which is similar to eCall and is obligatory for new car models, while Brazil was working on implementing a similar system called "SIMRAV" for monitoring and responding to traffic accidents. While the U.S. doesn't have a nationwide mandatory system like the EU's eCall, some automakers and third-party service providers offer similar services.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has also considered regulations related to vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication for safety purposes. Furthermore, China has been exploring similar systems for vehicle safety, although the status of mandatory implementation may vary by region. 

The companies below have a global presence and partnerships with automotive manufacturers and service providers worldwide. This allows them to offer their eCall solutions to different regions and adapt to local needs.  


Device Type 



eHorizon and eCall Modules 



eCall Modules and IoT Connectivity 



eCall and Emergency Assistance Modules 



eCall Telematics and GNSS Modules 



eCall Modules and GPS Trackers 



eCall Modules and Telematics Solutions 


Note: The list makes no claim to completeness.    

eCall Applications

The eCall technology can be utilized for multiple purposes, some of which include:

eCall Application Description 
Road Accidents Automatically alerting emergency services in the event of a severe road accident. 
Medical Emergencies Requesting immediate medical assistance. 
Vehicle Theft Reporting vehicle theft or tracking stolen vehicles. 
Mechanical Breakdowns Requesting assistance from service providers. 
Roadside Assistance Connecting drivers with roadside assistance services for non-emergency vehicle issues. 
Fire Emergencies Reporting vehicle fires or other fire-related incidents on the road. 

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