CEN/TS 17184:2022

Intelligent transport systems - eSafety - eCall High level application protocols (HLAP) using IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) over packet switched networks CEN/TS 17184:2022

Publication date:   Apr 18, 2023

General information

60.60 Standard published   Dec 21, 2022


CEN/TC 278 Intelligent transport systems

Technical Specification

35.240.60   IT applications in transport



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In respect of pan European eCall (operating requirements defined in EN 16072), this document defines the high level application protocols, procedures and processes required to provide the eCall service via a packet switched wireless communications network using IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) and wireless access (such as LTE, NR and their successors).
This document assumes support of eCall using IMS over packet switched networks by an IVS and a PSAP and further assumes that all PLMNs available to an IVS at the time an eCall or test eCall is initiated are packet switched networks. Support of eCall where eCall using IMS over packet switched networks is not supported by an IVS or PSAP is out of the scope of this document.
At some moment in time packet switched networks will be the only Public Land Mobile Networks (PLMN) available. However as long as GSM/UMTS PLMNs are available (Teleservice 12/TS12) ETSI TS 122 003 will remain operational. Both the use of such PLMNs and the logic behind choosing the appropriate network in a hybrid situation (where both packet-switched and circuit-switched networks are available) are out of scope of this document.
NOTE 1 The objective of implementing the pan-European in-vehicle emergency call system (eCall) is to automate the notification of a traffic accident, wherever in Europe, with the same technical standards and the same quality of services objectives by using a PLMN (such as ETSI prime medium) which supports the European harmonized 112/E112 emergency number (TS12 ETSI TS 122 003 or IMS packet switched network) and to provide a means of manually triggering the notification of an emergency incident.
NOTE 2 HLAP requirements for third party services supporting eCall can be found in EN 16102,. This document makes reference to those provisions but does not duplicate them.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2010/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2010 on the framework for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in the field of road transport and for interfaces with other modes of transport Text with EEA relevance

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CEN/TS 17184:2018


CEN/TS 17184:2022
60.60 Standard published
Dec 21, 2022


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