United Arab Emirates | Automotive Regulatory

Reminder: ECall system in UAE from 2021

New vehicle models produced in 2021 and sold in the United Arab Emirates must have an E-Call system according to the UAE.S 5019:2018 standard

As we wrote a couple of months ago in our Insight, the eCall (emergency call) system will become mandatory in the United Arab Emirates in 2021.

The requirements for the UAE ECall system are based on the UAE.S 5019: 2018 standard (which in turn is based on the EU regulation EU 2017/79) and relate to new vehicle models from 2021. The requirements only apply to light vehicles under 3.5 tons with up to 9 seats. There is also an exception for small series vehicles with less than 75 units per year.

ECall certification can be acquired by submitting an online type approval application on the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) website. To receive TRA type approval, in addition to the requirements from UAE.S 5019: 2018, the system must also meet various other European standards, including, among others, regarding:

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