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Where next for Ecall?

  • Publication Date:March 2008
  • Publisher:SBD
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:33

Where next for Ecall?

With key elements in the EC plans for a pan-European eCall service unresolved, attention is shifting to a new generation of private eCall services being developed by some of Europe's leading vehicle manufacturers. The latest report from SBD entitled "Where next for eCall?" contrasts the two-speed approach being taken by the consensus-building public sector and market-driven private sector. With "Where next for eCall?", you will gain an independent insight into the competing initiatives, helping you in the decision making process on how and when to move forward with eCall.

  • 1. Executive summary
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Conclusions
      • 1.2.1. Political approach
      • 1.2.2. Industrled approach
    • 1.3 Strategies for vehicle manufacturers
  • 2. Progress so far
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Slow implementation of EC public service
    • 2.3 MoU - Germany signs but UK and France do not
    • 2.4 Private services continue to grow
      • 2.4.1. PSA Peugeot CitrOEn
      • 2.4.2. Volvo
      • 2.4.3. BMW
      • 2.4.4. Fiat
  • 3. Current activities for EC service
    • 3.1 Technology
      • 3.1.1. Data bearer
      • 3.1.2. Data contents
      • 3.1.3. SIM or no SIM?
      • 3.1.4. eCall Flag
      • 3.1.5. PSAPs
    • 3.2 Trials
      • 3.2.1. Austria/Germany/Italy
      • 3.2.2. Field Operational Tests (FOTs)
    • 3.3 Political initiatives
      • 3.3.1. Implementation Platform
      • 3.3.2. Regional clusters
      • 3.3.3. Fitment strategy
    • 3.4 Business models
      • 3.4.1. Standalone service
      • 3.4.2. Bundled with other telematics services
  • 4. Emerging alternative services
    • 4.1 Bjorn Steiger Stiftung
      • 4.1.1. MercedeBenz
      • 4.1.2. Volkswagen Audi Group
    • 4.2 Other private initiatives
      • 4.2.1. GM Opel
      • 4.2.2. Connected airbag
  • 5. Potential deployment scenarios
    • 5.1 EC public eCall service is a success
    • 5.2 EC cancels the eCall initiative
    • 5.3 EC uses legislation to force eCall deployment
    • 5.4 Mix of public and private eCall services
    • 5.5 Mobile phone positioning technology becomes widespread
  • 6. Market forecasts
    • 6.1 Scenarios
  • List of figures
    • Figure 1. Key unresolved issues
    • Figure 2. eCall architecture concepts
    • Figure 3. European national government commitment to eCall MoU
    • Figure 4. Roadmap for public eCall deployment in Europe
    • Figure 5. Comparison of IBand Modem (IBM) and SMS routing
    • Figure 6. Agreed Minimum Set of Data (MSD) for eCall
    • Figure 7. ACEA's proposed eCall deployment clusters
    • Figure 8. Bjorn Steiger Stiftung eCall concept
    • Figure 9. eCall deployment scenarios
    • Figure 10. eCall market forecasts for Europe
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