eCall Days 2019 – The largest European conference concerning eCall

A vehicle which calls the emergency on its own – that is no science fiction anymore. Since April 2018, every new car has to be equipped with pan-European 112-emergency eCall. On 10th and 11th of September, ITS mobility organized the largest European conference on the subject of eCall in Berlin.

The network for intelligent mobility that is based in Brunswick has, along with Lower Saxony’s Ministry of Work, Economy, Traffic and Digitalization, played a leading role in looking after research and development of eCall from the very beginning.

Nearly 100 representatives from Industry, Research, Politics and Administration from all over the world exchanged their experiences with eCall as well as technical and political aspects. Main topics were the requirements and standardisation for eCall-upgrades and also future technical developments. During the exhibition accompanying discussion and presentations, latest system-solutions of eCall-technology were presented and contacts to experts on the subject of eCall and to young, future engineers from the Czech Republic and Lower Saxony who presented their own students’ projects were made.

The first day of the conference was entirely aligned to German experiences with eCall-System. Dr. Christhard Gelau from the German Federal Ministry for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) welcomed the participants and emphasized the importance of eCall in reaching Vision Zero. His ministry, as he made clear, is looking forward to a further cooperation on that topic and intends to support that with further sessions of the national eCall Implementation Platform. In a discussion afterwards, delegates from fire department control centers, system providers and mobility service providers exchanged their experiences with eCall and the consequences on the emergency system with communal representatives.

Throughout the second day, the focus was on international activities and stakeholders from politics and economy, who received first-hand information on future eCall-Services. That is topics such as eCall-Upgrades for trucks, vehicles transporting hazardous materials, busses and motorcycles just like the future – Next Generation – eCall.  Moreover, the EU-sponsored project “sAFE – Aftermarket eCall for Europe” was introduced, which is aimed at the definition of standards and specifications for eCall-Upgrade Systems.

In special presentations, the eCall community exchanged their experiences in the European countries and discussed questions such as: What happens in areas that are not covered by 2G/3G or 4G? How to make sure of the interoperability of eCall between different parties involved? Which special requirements are there for agricultural and forestry vehicles? How can accidentally made emergency calls be prevented? The focus was on how to organize the work on Project sAFE, and which aspects are to be treated most urgently. Self-regulated industrial unifications like the Internet of Things Consortium or the Car2Car Communication Consortium serve as a role model for the suggested eCall Implementers Association. It is supposed to move forward eCall stakeholders for future development- and standardization activities through workshops, conferences and task forces and network with the European Commission. This way, a continuous framework for solving technical, political and organizational problems, as well as the development of harmonized methods and the work as a conjoint stakeholder should be established for a continuous dialogue with politics. The suggestion was met by much approval among the eCall community and is to be worked on in detail as part of project sAFE.

Since 2011, the eCall Days take place once a year and the event is much approved by the eCall Community. This is why next year, ITS mobility is again organizing the eCall Days.

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All participants may download the presentations of the eCall Days 2019. If you haven't received the log-in data, please contact Andreas Redeker, andreas.redeker@its-mobility.de.

 

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

 

Session 1: eCall – Nächste Schritte     

 

Session 2: eCall-Erfahrungen in Deutschland 

 

Mittwoch, 11. September 2019 

Session 3: Project sAFE 

 

Session 4: After-market devices 

 

Session 5: Experiences 

 

Session 6: Further eCall development 

Exhibition

Manufacturers, developers, providers and operators of services, components, and systems related to the eCall system may present their organisation and products in an accompanying exhibition. Please use the chance to present yourself to a broad professional audience in order to establish new lucrative contacts.
For further information contact Andreas Redeker (andreas.redeker@its-mobility.de) or fill in the booking form.

 

Exhibitors 2019

 

 

 

 

 

The exhibition set-up is subject to change.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

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    13:15 - 14:15

    REGISTRIERUNG & IMBISS

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    14:15 - 14:30

    Begrüßung

    Steve Schneider (ITS mobility)

    Dr. Christhard Gelau (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur)

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    Session 1: eCall – Nächste Schritte

     
    14:30 - 14:55

    I_HeERO

    Steve Schneider, ITS mobility

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    14:55 - 15:20

    Projekt sAFE After-market eCall für Europa

    Marcel Visser, NavCert

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    15:20 - 15:45

    Zukunftsvision eCall

    Frank Brennecke, OECON Products & Services

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    15:45 - 15:55

    Du bist mein Held - Messungen zur Notfallrettung im Forst durch eCall

    Neue Schule Wolfsburg / Gymnasium Kleine Burg

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    15:55 - 16:25

    KAFFEEPAUSE

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    Session 2: eCall-Erfahrungen in Deutschland

     
    16:25 - 16:35

    Erfahrungen einer Rettungsleitstelle

    Jens Schur, Feuerwehr Braunschweig

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    16:35 - 16:45

    Erfahrungen eines Systemanbieters

    Robert Esser, DATUS

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    16:45 - 16:55

    Sicht eines Automobilclubs

    Bernfried Coldewey, ADAC

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    16:55 - 17:55

    Podiumsdiskussion: Herausforderungen und Ziele für den eCall in Deutschland

    Moderation: Steve Schneider, ITS mobility

     

    Teilnehmer:

    - Jens Schur, Feuerwehr Braunschweig

    - Robert Esser, DATUS

    - Simon Plogsties, GDV Dienstleistungs-GmbH [angefragt]

    - Bernfried Coldewey, ADAC

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    17:55 - 18:00

    Begrüßung durch das niedersächsische Wirtschaftsministerium

    Michael Schäfer, Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Verkehr und Digitalisierung

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    18:00 - 19:30

    EMPFANG / WELCOME RECEPTION

    Landesvertretung Berlin / The permanent presentation of Lower Saxony in Berlin

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    19:30 - 20:30

    PAUSE / BREAK

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    20:30 - 22:30

    GET-TOGETHER

    Lindenbräu am Potsdamer Platz im Sony Center

    Bellevuestraße 3-5

    10785 Berlin

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

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    8:30 - 9:00

    REGISTRATION

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    9:00 - 9:05

    Welcome note

    Steve Schneider, ITS mobility

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    9:05 - 9:15

    Keynote

    N.N. European Commmission [tbc]

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    Session 3: Project sAFE

     
    9:15 - 9:35

    sAFE – After-market eCall in the Framework of the HeERO Projects

    Andy Rooke, ShadowFocus Consultancy

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    9:35 - 9:55

    Analysis of requirements for aftermarket eCall: Current status and future outlook

    Dr. Fatih Özel, OECON Products & Services

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    9:55 - 10:15

    Analysis of requirements for eCall over IMS: Current status and future outlook

    Ana Robnik, ISKRATEL

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    10:15 - 10:25

    eCall Next Generation

    Erik Bott, Anritsu

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    10:25 - 10:50

    COFFEE BREAK

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    Session 4: After-market devices 

     
    10:50 - 11:00

    Dealing with accidents caused by slow reaction

    R.U.R. team Jeseník

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    11:00 - 11:20

    eCall After-market Definitions and Specifications for Different Vehicle Categories

    Mick Trosh, Satellite Applications Catapult

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    11:20 - 11:40

    Challenges and Solutions for Certification of After-market Devices

    Martin Grzebellus, NavCert

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    11:40 - 12:00

    Member State Validation of eCall After-market Devices

    Andy Rooke, ShadowFocus Consultancy

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    12:00 - 13:00

    LUNCH

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    Session 5: Experiences

     
    13:00 - 13:10

    Next heroes – Emergency Rescue Service via eCall in Forest Land

    Neue Schule Wolfsburg / Gymnasium Kleine Burg

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    13:10 - 13:30

    Experiences with eCall in Finland – from Challenges to a Functional Service

    Risto Öörni, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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    13:30 - 13:50

    How do eCall and electronic freight transport information fit together?

    Harold Linke, HITEC Luxembourg

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    13:50 - 14:10

    Impact HGV eCall

    Jan van Hattem, Rijkswaterstaat, Netherlands

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    14:10 - 14:30

    eCall Audio Testing - Lessons Learned

    Frank Kettler, HEAD acoustics

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    14:30 - 14:50

    COFFEE BREAK

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    Session 6: Further eCall development

     
    14:50 - 15:10

    Progress in Satellite eCall over the last year

    Steven Warner, IMR Technologies

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    15:10 - 15:30

    Suggestion for a WWAN OTA Performance Test Method for Antenna Systems installed in a Vehicle

    Dr. Peter Nevermann, CETECOM

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    15:30 - 15:50

    DEKRA’s eCall testing and certification services offering and the road to Next Generation eCall

    Jesús Hernández, DEKRA Spain

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    15:50 - 16:00

    Closing & End of eCall Days 2019

    Steve Schneider, ITS mobility

     

    Subject to change

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