During a policing career of over 30 years, Andy carried out a wide range of operational and project management roles. In 1998 he was recruited to join the team developing the UK response to telematics. Over a 9 year period, Andy worked with the full range of enforcement and other public agencies across Europe to develop technical responses that utilised advances in technology led by the introduction of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITSS).
Andy continued to enhance his knowledge of ITSS after leaving the Police Service, working on a range of projects which included the management of the Transport for London response to Co-operative Vehicle Infrastructures (CVIS).
Since 2009 he has worked exclusively in Europe; in the Netherlands with a niche technical solutions provider, and from 2011, in Belgium, where he has been concerned with the development and deployment of Emergency Call in Europe (eCall based on 112). He has also been the Project Coordinator of the Harmonised eCall Deployment in Europe HeERO and HeERO2.
Andy is now the Technical Implementing Officer for the I_HeERO eCall project which draws together 11 Member States to ensure that they are ready for deployment in 2017, and leading technical advancement of eCall in the fields of:
- eCall for Heavy Goods Vehicles
- eCall for Powered Two Wheeled Vehicles
- Data integration for eCall drawing eCall based on 112 and Private eCall together
- eCall next generation what will eCall look like with the deployment of 4G technologies and beyond
These projects have seen his active participation and guidance of 14 European Member States and an EU Accession Country, Turkey, as Member States begin to understand eCall and the full extent of its implications from operational, strategic, technical and legal standpoints.
Andy has worked with the Russian Federation with their own mandated eCall system ERA GLONAS and also provided advice in Japan and the Middle East.