This certification mark is awarded to an eCall test environment for eCall In-Vehicle Systems (IVS).
eCall is an initiative of the European Union for the implementation of a pan-European emergency system for all passenger vehicles. An eCall equipped car, in case of a crash, automatically calls the nearest emergency centre. CEN and ETSI have defined standards enhancing - for automated or manual emergency calls - the existing European harmonized number 112 for emergency services with complementary signalling. Prior to the voice communication between passenger and rescue coordination centre (= PSAP: Public Safety Answering Point) the IVS (In-Vehicle System) will send data packages to the PSAP.
The eCall test environment offers a platform to process eCalls generated by an IVS. The communication between IVS and PSAP is established via an ISDN line without using the 112 number, to enable communication between IVS and test centre in a simple way and without restrictions. The eCall test environment can be configured according to applicable standards, so that not only eCalls are handled in accordance with the standards, but major failures can be simulated as well. The eCall test environment can be used for both the development and evaluation phase of an IVS.
This certification mark is awarded within the scope of voluntary certification based on test criteria derived from the applicable eCall standards. Conformity with the High Level Application Protocol (HLAP) and the MSD (Minimum Set of Data) is emphasised especially. The continuous adaptation of the eCall test environment to current standards and the procedures for quality control of the software development process are part of the review process in an audit.