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eCall, the European Commission and Telenor

News   •   Jun 16, 2010 13:19 UTC

Telenor Group article:
Telenor takes an active role in eCall implementation across Europe.

Commissioner Neelie Kroes is on a mission to save thousands of lives each year with eCall, a service that automatically sends a distress call after a car accident. The European Commission has elevated eCall to the top of their agenda, and legislation that would require all new cars in Europe to be outfitted with this life-saving service is now in the works.

- Telenor is an active supporter of the European Commission’s eCall initiative and we are currently taking an active role in the European eCall Implementation Platform, which consists of various stakeholders working to bring eCall to Europe, said Lotte Abildgaard, Vice President and Head of Telenor’s representative office in Brussels.

- Telenor’s main contribution to this initiative is our expertise. Our involvement allows us to be a part of the dialogue, work side-by-side with important stakeholders and help shape policy that will impact our business, Lotte Abildgaard continued.

Telenor and Volvo share an eCall history
eCall is not a new concept, despite its relatively recent addition to the European Commission’s agenda. According to Per Lindberg, Global Business Development Executive at Telenor Connexion, Telenor has worked with Volvo on their eCall solution for more than 10 years.

- Telenor Connexion has been delivering the communications system for Volvo’s OnCall service package since 1999. Today we provide the communication for OnCall in 14 different markets, said Lindberg.

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