Spectracom Introduces New eCall Vehicle GNSS Compliance Tools

Spectracom, a Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions provider has introduced built-in scenarios for testing eCall In Vehicle Systems compliance to the GNSS regulations. The new additions will come as an option with their latest Spectracom GSG Simulator products.

In an initiative to bring life-saving rapid assistance to motorists involved in a collisions, EU regulation 2015/758 requires new vehicle types of M1 and N1 anywhere in the EU to be equipped with eCall in-vehicle systems as of 31 March 2018. In case of a crash, eCall systems automatically call the nearest emergency centre while sending the exact location, dramatically reducing response times. EU member states that do not comply will be refused EC type-approval for new types of motor vehicles.

Spectracom is thus providing options to ensure that automotive manufacturers who plan to continue selling into this market are equipped with the right tools for testing the eCall regulatory compliance of their equipment.

The Spectracom GSG line of GNSS simulators efficiently simulate all the major GNSS constellations needed for testing compliance of critical signal receiving equipment in a variety of eCall scenarios including:

  • Positioning accuracy under different conditions
  • Time-to-first-fix
  • GNSS receiver sensitivity
  • Re-acquisition performance following signal outages
  • Playing specific static and dynamic trajectory scenarios
  • Changing RF transmit power level manually or remotely sequenced as required by standard

The Spectracom brand is a subsidiary of the Orolia company which deals with resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of customers’ critical, remote or high-risk operations.