USA Today is running an interesting article on BMW’s latest car safety technology and its ability to tell emergency responders the gravity of a car crash. As they mention also, majority of the latest BMW models can assess car damage and collision factors on the spot, information that can be crucial to any emergency response authorities.
“This could save thousands of lives,” says Jeffrey Augenstein, a physician who is director of the William Lehman Injury Research Center that worked with BMW.
BMW is not the first one to bring such advanced system to the table, GM already has the OnStar system which can detect a crash and its location. But BMW’s new system goes a bit further by using advanced sensors and an algorithm to calculate the severity of a crash, on a scale 1 to 100. Anything above the 20 mark signal the call center alerting them of potential major injuries.
I won’t reveal all the details and I would let USA Today take it from here.
Thanks for the tip Gil!