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  • How eCall in Australian Vehicles Can Help to Achieve Vision Zero Fatalities

How eCall in Australian Vehicles Can Help to Achieve Vision Zero Fatalities

Tue 09 Nov 2021


Approximately 1,200 people are killed each year on our roads, and almost 40,000 are seriously injured. In light of this the Australian government has set targets of reducing fatalities by 50% by 2030, and zero deaths and serious injuries by 2050.

The first hour after a collision is known as the ‘Golden Hour’. Assistance during this period can be critical for survival. eCall is a system that enables a vehicle to automatically place a call for help to first responders if involved in an accident, even if the occupants are trapped or unconscious.

Using geolocation technology and sensors within the car, trained staff can access critical information, including exact location, speed and direction of travel.

The implementation of eCall in Australia has the potential to save 150 to 200 lives and prevent 2,500 profound injuries each year and significantly contribute to achieving the National Road Safety Strategy and Vision Zero.

Australia requires a similar model to the European Parliament’s establishment of a coordinated approach to ensuring passenger cars and light duty vehicles be equipped with eCall technology and infrastructure for deployment nationally.

eCall is an even more critical requirement in Australia compared to other countries given our expansive roads network combined with a lack of emergency services resources in remote areas.

Local car manufacturers looking at competing in a more discerning Australian market need to start planning for the incorporation of eCall, a critical requirement for driver safety, to their connected vehicle feature list.

To discover the future of driver safety, and to learn from experts on:

  • how eCall works and real life case studies in the Australian market
  • how Europe benefitted from mandating eCall
  • the application of eCall in Australia from a road safety and automotive industry perspective
  • its application and impact on Australian car manufacturers

Who will find it useful:

  • vehicle manufacturers
  • the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) community
  • health and emergency services community
  • state and federal legislators / governments

Join our webinar – How eCall in Australian Vehicles Can Help to Achieve Vision Zero Fatalities – to learn more on November 9.


Additional Videos

During the webinar reference is made to several supporting videos, included below.


Andy Rooke Senior Vice President / British-APCO
James Hurnall Director - Policy / ANCAP SAFETY
Katherine Anderson Product Owner, Intelematics ASURE / Intelematics
Stacey Ryan (Moderator) Policy Manager / ITS Australia

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Has the Time Come for eCall in Australia?

Capturing data from the vehicle, eCall is able to reduce the response time of emergency services

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Europe is saving lives with e-safety in cars, so what’s stopping Australia?

eCall enables a vehicle to automatically call for help if it is involved in an accident

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Intelematics and ITS Australia Call for e-Safety Mandate to Curb Road Death Toll

Compulsory eCall safety technology could save up to 200 Australian lives each year

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