An automotive manufacturer has chosen Orange Business Services to help it roll out "eCall" and telematics services in its new vehicles across Europe.

eCall is a mandatory system used in vehicles across the EU that automatically makes a free 112 emergency call if a vehicle is involved in a serious road accident. The driver or passenger can also activate eCall manually by pushing a button. The auto maker’s advanced telematics offering provides real-time diagnostics about a vehicle’s driving diagnostics, performance and location.

Orange partnered with KDDI, a leading Japanese telecommunications company, to provide the auto maker with a tailor-made IoT solution optimally integrated into KDDI’s platform. This offers seamless mobile coverage across Europe for the eCall and telematics solution.

The solution incorporates Orange IoT Connect Advanced, powered by Ericsson IoT Accelerator, enabling the auto maker to connect and manage devices easily and securely in its vehicles. IoT accelerator provides unrivaled scalability, quality of service, and a unified user experience through a single pane of glass for data overview and device management. The flexibility and freedom of an eSIM provide seamless network switching.

The solution provided by Orange will provide emergency calls as per the European Regulation and telematics services to the auto maker in European countries. This solution will manage more than 400,000 of the company’s new cars in the European market.