Auto industry welcomes European Parliament decision on eCall

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes today’s decision in the European Parliament on eCall, a system designed to automatically alert emergency services in the event of a road traffic accident or collision.

European automobile manufacturers are committed to improving safety outcomes, and the rollout of eCall is just one of many developments designed to reduce road-related casualties.

“With eCall to be available on new vehicle types in April 2018, this decision brings Europe one step closer to making operational a system which we have been advocating since 2004,” said Mr Erik Jonnaert, ACEA Secretary General.

“Vehicle manufacturers are committed to protecting their customers’ privacy. However, at the end of the day, we cannot forget that the primary purpose of eCall is safety. The industry feels that the final text strikes a good balance between saving lives and protecting data,” stated Jonnaert.


About the EU automobile industry

  • 12.9 million Europeans work in the automotive sector
  • 8.3% of all manufacturing jobs in the EU
  • €392.2 billion in tax revenue for European governments
  • €101.9 billion trade surplus for the European Union
  • Over 7% of EU GDP generated by the auto industry
  • €59.1 billion in R&D spending annually, 31% of EU total
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