TRL, the Transport Research Laboratory, and machine-to-machine wireless technology designer and manufacturer Stadium United Wireless, have partnered to develop proposed technical requirements and test procedures for the type-approval of eCall in-vehicle systems.
SBD’s Telematics News reports that Stadium United Wireless provided TRL with telematics units and technical support in order to develop an appropriate set of test procedures for the eCall systems. From 31 March 2018, all new car models are required to be equipped with eCall technology that will automatically communicate with the 112-based emergency response service in the event of a road accident.
SBD says the technology and support from Stadium formed an integral part in the development of proposed test procedures, which were developed and put forward by TRL to the European Commission (EC) in preparation of the mandatory European roll-out of eCall systems in 2018.
As part of the project TRL developed draft requirements and test procedures for seven technical aspects which include Resistance of eCall systems to severe crashes (sled test), full scale impact test, crash resistance of audio equipment, co-existence of third party services (TPS), automatic triggering mechanism, in-vehicle system self-test and privacy and data protection.
Stadium provided until and expertise for the experiments in the dedicated deceleration sled test element, and operability verification test procedures.