[Ecrit] Protocol Action: 'Next-Generation Vehicle-Initiated Emergency Calls' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-ecrit-car-crash-23.txt)

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The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Next-Generation Vehicle-Initiated Emergency Calls'
  (draft-ietf-ecrit-car-crash-23.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Emergency Context Resolution with
Internet Technologies Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Alexey Melnikov, Ben Campbell and Alissa

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

draft-ietf-ecrit-car-crash specifies IETF mechanisms to support next-generation vehicle-initiated emergency calls in multiple regions, including North America.  It builds on the foundation provided for the pan-European eCall service and it is normatively dependent on draft-ietf-ecrit-ecall, proceeding in parallel.  The document also registers a MIME media type and an INFO package.  External SDOs (including NENA, the I_HeERO [Harmonised eCall European Deployment] project, and others) have references to this document, and are 
waiting for an RFC number.

Working Group Summary

The document was reviewed by a large number of people during its development.  Towards the end it received a large number of comments from a small number of people, and their comments were carefully considered, and resolved with good (mostly not rough) consensus.  Multiple WG participants also participate in the SDOs intending to use this document and have made sure the document meets the needs of those SDOs.

Document Quality

There are not presently implementations of the protocol, but the SDOs charged with overall next-generation pan-European emergency call have many vendors interested in implementation of the car-crash protocol on a quick timetable. 

A media type registered by this document was posted for received expert review on the mediatypes mailing list.  It did not receive direct comments, but it had the same issue as the media type registered by draft-ietf-ecrit-ecall, which was resolved with the help of Ned Freed.  The thread for that issue begins at:


The request for review on this document's media type is here:


Other types of formal expert review were not required.  

  Allison Mankin is the Document Shepherd. Alissa Cooper is the Responsible Area Director.