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The ECall emergency communication system will be fitted in all 2021 vehicle models.

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UAE vehicles to have accident alert system

 

ABU DHABI – Vehicles in the UAE will be the first in the Middle East to be fitted with an emergency communication system that will alert authorities in case of accidents or emergencies.

The UAE Cabinet last week approved technical regulations for ECall, with aims to cut the response time to traffic accidents by up to 40 percent.

How does ECall work?

In the event of a crash, ECall sends an alert via the driver’s mobile network to the nearest emergency point. This will enable authorities to reach the site as quickly as possible.

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The ECall emergency communication system will be fitted in all 2021 vehicle models, said Abdullah Al Maeeni, director-general of Esma.

Al Maeeni said the system is the first of its kind to be implemented in the Middle East and North Africa, and the second globally following the European Union. DAJ/Expat Media

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