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 . The Russian Union decided to implement a compatible and interoperable emergency call system called ERA-GLONASS.
CEN and ETSI have defined standards enhancing - for automated or manual emergency calls - the existing European harmonized emergency service TS 12 with complementary signalling. In the Russian Union respective GOST standards have been developed and accepted to describe the service based on the by ETSI defined standards for mobile communication.
Prior to a voice communications between driver in the vehicle with the operator in the PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point), data the MSD will be transmitted from the IVS to the PSAP. If a voice channel cannot be established, the IVS tries to transfer the MSD via a text message (SMS) 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 GOST standards allowing simulating major failures as well. The eCall /ERA GLONASS 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 / ERA GLONASS 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 the annual audit.