Aim to speed up help
The Abu Dhabi Police has come up with an e-call system with the aim of helping those in distress vehicles as soon as possible. In case of an accident, the e-call system attached to the vehicle will send the message to the nearest police station. This will minimize the length of time it takes to deliver an ambulance service to those at risk. Abu Dhabi has introduced this innovative system as part of the UAE Innovation Week.
Arrangements at police stations to receive the message
Arrangements have already been made at all police command centers in Abu Dhabi to receive emergency signals sent by oncoming vehicles. This will allow them to know the danger in any part of the emirate and then quickly reach the scene of the accident. The police said that the police would get all the necessary information through the e-call system to help the victims and reach the accident site with the necessary warmth accordingly. The e-call system attached to the vehicles transmits the emergency message to the police command centers. The police said that this would save the lives of the victims by providing easy access to services including medical assistance.
Vehicles should be equipped with e-call system
In 2019, the UAE authorities had directed that all new vehicles be equipped with Ecol. The e-call system was developed by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in association with the Emirates Authority for Standardization. The Abu Dhabi Police had earlier received international recognition for implementing this emergency communication system. This service is currently available on e-call enabled vehicles. It can also be newly installed in vehicles that do not have the system.
How does the e-call system work?
In the event of a collision between two vehicles or something else, the e-call system attached to the vehicle acts as the driver’s mobile network communication channel and sends an emergency message. As soon as the sensor in the e-call is accidental, the system will be activated and the information will be forwarded to the police station. It transmits information such as the vehicle involved in the accident, the location of the accident, the fuel used in the vehicle and the number of passengers. The system is activated by pressing the push button on the vehicle. As soon as the message is received, it will try to contact the number of any of the passengers in the vehicle. This is to learn more about the danger. Abu Dhabi is the first city in the Middle East to have an e-call system, police said.
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