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Vehicle Communications for Safety: eCall Fundamentals and Test Solutions

Original Air Date: Dec 3, 2013 | Duration: 60 minutes Webinar
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Overview:
eCall is an interoperable in-vehicle emergency call system designed with the objective to greatly reduce response times in the case of an accident in order to save human lives. In contrast to other already existing private services, eCall is based on a pan-European standard and is required to be introduced for all new car models from 2015 onwards by the European Commission. Besides establishing a voice communications channel between the driver and the public safety answering point, eCall provides a data message with key vehicle information (GPS coordinates, timestamp, car ID etc.), which is transmitted via the cellular network.

This webinar provides insights into the underlying key technologies of the eCall system, highlights the test requirements and demonstrates powerful test solutions for the verification of eCall modems to ensure standard-compliant operation.

Attendees will learn:

  • Technical fundamentals of the eCall ecosystem
  • Overview of eCall standardization
  • Test solutions for verification and conformance testing of eCall in-band modems
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of mobile communications standards

Who should attend:
  • Engineering and lab managers
  • Research and principal engineers
  • RF and transceiver design engineers
  • Software and protocol development engineers
  • Network and systems & test engineers
  • Application and support engineers
Presenters:
Christian Hof, Product Manager, Test and Measurement Division, Rohde & Schwarz, Munich
Christian Hof is product manager for mobile radio testers at Rohde & Schwarz, Munich. Since 2010 he has been responsible for the R&S®CMW500 wideband radio communication tester with focus on LTE and TD-SCDMA technologies in relation to data end-to-end testing, eCall and automotive applications. Christian joined Rohde & Schwarz in Munich as a product manager for the R&S®CompactTSVP production test platform in 2004. In 2007 he took over responsibility for the R&S®CMW270 wireless connectivity tester, focusing on WiMAX™ and WLAN, as well as chipset support in production. Christian holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Munich University of Applied Sciences.

Dr. Taro Eichler, Manager Test & Measurement, Rohde & Schwarz, Munich
Taro Eichler is regional manager for test and measurement products with focus on the automotive and wireless communications market in Japan and Korea. He engages in business development activities related to automotive applications, wireless standards for ITS as well as LTE and LTE-Advanced. Before joining Rohde & Schwarz in 2007, he worked for Intel Corporation in the field of optical communications. Previously he also worked as post-doc at the University of Tokyo before joining NTT Basic Research Laboratories for a project in quantum optics. Taro holds a Diploma degree in physics from the Technical University of Munich and a PhD degree in physics from the University of Bonn, Germany.

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gillcv Posted Dec 4, 2013

Technically there must not be many problems as already exists gps solutions (satellite networks, gps devices, software) for cars or trucks fleets surveillance. Also, the price for the end user should be under 50 euros! What surprises me is that the facility is not also equipped with the ability to use in case of theft. Regards, Virgiliu Călmățuianu

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