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13/06/2015

UAE set for 'eCall': Car in crash calls 999

UAE - UAE will be first nation in region to implement eCall initiative: General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector (TRA)


United Arab Emirates - The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector (TRA) announced that it has considered the implementation of the new 'eCall' system.

The UAE is the first in the region to implement this initiative, which will automatically enable vehicles to call emergency services for help if involved in traffic accidents.

"This is a major milestone for the UAE, adding to the record of our achievements at the national level.

“It has proven that the infrastructure of the licensed mobile networks is able to accommodate innovative services such as the automatic eCall system,” said Majid Sultan Al Mesmar, TRA Acting Director-General.

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