eCall for Heavy Goods Vehicles

Risto Öörni, Gorazd Marinic, Ashweeni Beeharee, Harold Linke, Mick Trosh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


eCall is the European in-vehicle emergency call system. The functionality required for an in-vehicle emergency call service for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) is largely similar to eCall for cars and vans. The specific requirements for HGVs include communicating information about the cargo carried by the vehicle to the public safety answering point (PSAP) and finding a suitable triggering mechanism for automated eCall for HGVs. The paper summarises the requirements for HGV eCall and drafts three architectural solutions for providing the PSAP access to information on cargo carried by the vehicle: a multi-party approach, a proxy approach, and a distributed system with authentication and authorisation of the HGV Information Service (HGV IS) and PSAP by trusted third parties. Finally, the paper examines the possibilities for interoperability with Next Generation eCall (NG-eCall) and ERA-GLONASS. The challenges to implementing the service and the needs for further research are also reviewed briefly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-176
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine
Issue number2
Early online date11 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Europe
  • Roads
  • Automobiles
  • Accidents
  • Business
  • Standars
  • Safety


Dive into the research topics of 'eCall for Heavy Goods Vehicles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this