Andy Graham

Andy Graham

Andy Graham
If we can’t exploit eCall for making roads better , what hope do we have for self-driving vehicles?

Andy has worked on eCall since a business case for the DfT he undertook with SBD in 2006, assessing eCall in the required methodology. This showed the value of the data not just for Blue Light services but in traffic operations and road safety analysis. 

Over the last few years he has worked on updating this business case as eCall has become mandatory – so ensuring mass fitment – and as new use cases such as smart motorways have developed.  

He worked with VESOS colleagues on the Highways England study looking at predicted roll out of vehicles and liaison with automotive stakeholders. He is the UK’s foremost authority on the business case for eCall and how it has changed over time, from a potentially voluntary scheme with a poor business case to today’s mandated fitment  , often described as a “No brainer” 

Since then he assisted National Highways with their eCall publicity, and with Andy Rooke helped the RAC Foundation explore data sources such as eCall for their successful Road Collision Investigation Branch study.