Today the eCall Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Latvia. Uldis Augulis, Latvian Minister of Transport, signed the eCall MoU in the presence of Zoran Stancic, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate General. Latvia is the 21st Member State to sign the eCall MoU. By its signature, Latvia commits itself to support the timely implementation of eCall, the pan-European accident notification system. In the event of a serious car accident, the eCall system automatically dials 112 and calls the nearest emergency centre. It thus informs the rescue services about the accident and transmits the exact location of the accident scene to them.
Met dank overgenomen van Directoraat-generaal Communicatienetwerken, Inhoud en Technologie (CNECT), gepubliceerd op donderdag 31 maart 2011.