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New App Uses Sensors to Detect Vehicle Accidents

Posted on : September 18, 2018, By:  Grace Chang
Car Apps That Help Avoid Accidents

A whole new portion of the technology industry has become dedicated to detecting possible accidents and preventing them. Although driving is a common practice throughout the U.S., far too many people find themselves suffering from serious injuries or the loss of a loved one after a preventable accident.

Have you ever been involved in a vehicle accident and been concerned about reaching out to first responders to get help on the scene? If so, a new app may be for you. The Driver 360 app uses smartphone sensors to detect when a vehicle accident has happened and to call for help. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, approximately 1.3 million people die in vehicle accidents every single year.

A further 20 to 30 million people end up seriously disabled or injured. This has led to a growing need and development of technologies that can assist with emergency response. Other technologies have looked at how to prevent accidents before they occur. A new driving solutions company based out of Massachusetts has developed a new kit called Driver 360 that uses smartphone sensors and artificial intelligence to determine whether or not a car crash has already happened automatically. After the algorithms in the application detect a crash, no later than 30 seconds later, emergency contact centers are contacted.

Those emergency centers then reach out to insurance carriers, tow service providers and first responders. The company alleges that due to the development of their new technology, the application identified 95% of vehicle crashes in which an airbag was deployed and 88% of crashes that required a tow.

If you have already been involved in an accident and are concerned about your costly medical expenses and how best to protect your interests going forward so that you can return to work and live as normal a life as possible, you need to schedule a consultation with a lawyer immediately.