Research Project I_HeERO (1/2015-12/2017)
Objective: To implement the pan-European emergency system for eCall vehicles
COSMOTE is participating in the European research project i_HeERO (www.iheero.eu), which aims to coordinate European countries so they can implement the pan-European eCall emergency system for cars fully and on time. The eCall system will have been activated in all new cars by March 2018, while 6 months prior to that all Member States must have the required infrastructure technically ready to support eCall.
The main purpose of the project is to evaluate and upgrade the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) of Member States across Europe, which will include a common conformity assessment ensuring interoperability of services, while preparing the deployment of eCall which is based on the 112 call number. The i_HeERO project seeks to advance the technical capabilities of eCall through a number of well-defined initiatives, namely the advancement of eCall towards different vehicle types, including Heavy Goods Vehicles, Long Distance Coaches and powered two wheeled vehicles. Taking into account the fast evolving 4G which is now being placed in vehicles, i_HeERO is working with standards agencies to define the next generation of eCall and its capabilities.