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Next-Generation Pan-European eCall (RFC8147) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249990D
Original Publication Date: 2017-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-May-13
Document File: 86 page(s) / 93K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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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.

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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

 Gellens & Tschofenig         Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 8147                  Next-Generation eCall                 May 2017

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