Next-Generation Pan-European eCall (RFC8147)
Original Publication Date: 2017-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-May-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
R. Gellens: AUTHOR [+1]
Emergency calls made from vehicles (e.g., in the event of a crash) assist in significantly reducing road deaths and injuries by allowing emergency services to be aware of the incident, the state (condition) of the vehicle, and the location of the vehicle and to have a voice communications channel with the vehicle occupants. This enables a quick and appropriate response.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) R. Gellens Request for Comments: 8147 Core Technology Consulting Category: Standards Track H. Tschofenig ISSN: 2070-1721 Individual May 2017
Next-Generation Pan-European eCall
This document describes how to use IP-based emergency services mechanisms to support the next generation of the Pan-European in- vehicle emergency call service defined under the eSafety initiative of the European Commission (generally referred to as "eCall"). eCall is a standardized and mandated system for a special form of emergency calls placed by vehicles, providing real-time communications and an integrated set of related data.
This document also registers MIME media types and an Emergency Call Data Type for the eCall vehicle data and metadata/control data, and an INFO package to enable carrying this data in SIP INFO requests.
Although this specification is designed to meet the requirements of next-generation Pan-European eCall (NG-eCall), it is specified generically such that the technology can be reused or extended to suit requirements across jurisdictions.
Status of This Memo
This is an Internet Standards Track document.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Further information on Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8147.
Gellens & Tschofenig Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 8147 Next-Generation eCall May 2017
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