Test & Measurement

eCall solution cuts testing time

TUV Rhineland has selected Keysight's comprehensive emergency call (eCall) solution to reduce testing time.The Pan-EU eCall regulation, which has been enforced since April 1, 2018, requires rigorous testing of emergency call functionality in all new cars and light vans.

Keysight's automated eCall conformance and homologation test solution supports 2G, 3G and 4G based emergency call systems and offers the ability to test eCall over Long-Term Evolution (LTE), which is referred to as Next Generation eCall or NG eCall.

It is a modern, multi-cell, multi-format base station emulator that is compliant with the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) test cases according to Annex VI of the EU Regulation 2017/79 and Annex 10 of the UN-R144.

"Keysight Technologies' eCall conformance test solution has substantially reduced TÜV Rheinland's testing time, enabling us to optimise testing costs for the customer," stated Georg Hariskos, engineering expert, vehicle and component test at TÜV Rheinland. "Central to TÜV Rheinland's time and financial savings is Keysight's easy-to-use and automated eCall conformance test suite, including automation of the strict GNSS test cases according to Annex VI of the EU Regulation 2017/79."

Keysight's Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) emulation software and ERA-GLONASS conformance testing solution are certified by NavCert, a global provider of technical services, verification, validation and certification services in positioning and navigation.

"Keysight is committed to supporting eCall testing requirements on an ongoing basis," said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Keysight's Automotive and Energy Solutions business unit. "Keysight's state-of-the-art eCall testing platform, combined with our experience in wireless technologies, enables us to provide TÜV Rheinland with an accurate and efficient solution that has significantly accelerated their conformance and homologation testing."

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