Live demo “The eCall Journey” to feature eCall for

Powered Two Wheeled vehicles, lorries and coaches
Hazardous Good Vehicles
Also covering next generation 112 for eCall

The ITS European Congress in Strasbourg 19 to 22 June 2017 sets the stage for a live demonstration of eCall, the emergency call system, from car to control room. For the very first time, an eCall demonstration will also show the potential future of eCall for Powered Two Wheelers (motorcycles), lorries and coaches as part of the I_HeERO project.

The I_HeERO team will present an update on eCall development progress including the challenges they have addressed in developing the system for particular vehicles, such as those carrying hazardous loads or locations where terrestrial communication is not possible as well as the integration of Earth observation data with PSAP software. Visitors will see first-hand the features that the next generation of eCall may include and experts will be on-hand to answer questions.

Demonstration vehicles including trucks, bikes and cars will be on the stand showcasing e-Call and a demonstration system for the control room (PSAP) linked to Earth observation software.

The demonstration is organised by Satellite Applications Catapult, in cooperation with ERTICO – ITS Europe and IRU.


  • Meet the I_HeERO team at the I_HeERO stand in the exhibition area (part of the ERTICO stand – booth no. C12)

The I_HeERO project will have a dedicated space at the ERTICO stand during the ITS Congress in Strasbourg. Visitors are welcome to visit the I_HeERO stand to receive first-hand more information about the project.

  • Large eCall demonstration “The eCall Journey”

The demo will take place in area A on the map here below:


  • Special Interest Session17 – “CEF: Supporting real ITS implementation”, Boston room, 20 June 2017, 14:00-15:00, Andy Rooke, Senior Manager ERTICO – ITS Europe will speak about the I_HeERO project

About I_HeERO

The I_HeERO project (January 2015 – December 2017) aims to prepare the PSAP infrastructure to realise pan-European eCall, boost Member States investment in the PSAP infrastructure and interoperability of the service, prepares for the deployment of eCall for Hazardous Goods Vehicles (including Dangerous Goods) and Long Distance Buses and Coaches  and of eCall Powered Two Wheeled machine (PTW), performs PSAP Conformity Assessment and looks at advancements in the management of data and next generation 112.

The I_HeERO project operates in 11 EU Member States (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal and Slovenia), includes about 100 commercial partners and Associated Partners.

The leader of the I_HeERO project is the German State of Lower Saxony, under the Authority of the German Ministry of Transport BMVI. ERTICO-ITS Europe is responsible for I_HeERO’s Technical Implementation.

I_HeERO is funded under the Connected Europe Fund Annual Programme – Grant agreement no. INEA/CEF/TRANS/A2014/1031743.