Crash Call: Mandatory from all 2021 car models

By Angel Chan

Police will know exactly where you are in case of emergency (File)

ABU DHABI 15 April 2018: The UAE Cabinet adopted last week the technical regulations for the emergency communication system in vehicles “Ecall”.

When a collision occurs between two vehicles, or the vehicle collides with anything else, ECall operates and communicates via the vehicle’s driver mobile network as a communication channel.

Issued by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma), the system aims to reduce the response time for vehicles that have been hit by traffic accidents by up to 40 per cent, said Wam.

Abdullah Al Maeeni, Director General of Esma, confirmed that the ECall emergency communication system will be applied in the UAE to the 2021 vehicle models, which will be delivered to the UAE market in 2020.

The system will be the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa, and the second globally after the experience of the European Union, and will be working in cooperation with the TRA, he added.