In Car AI Will Call 999 Seconds After An Accident

Tue 11th Jun 2019

A new technology developed by Korean car manufacturer Hyundai is able to call emergency services within seven seconds of a road traffic accident.

Not only will Hyundai’s MDGo system alert the relevant emergency services, but by using sensors and AI technology the car will also send a detailed analysis of potential injuries.

The technology works by assessing the number of occupants in the vehicle, interpreting accident data and looking at insights to give respondents a clearer picture of the accident. Hyundai hopes the MDGo will give emergency services a head start and save time, which could save lives.
“MDGo possesses exceptional AI analysis technology optimised for driver safety,” said Youngcho Chi, president and chief innovation officer at Hyundai Motor Group.

“Through this technology, we expect a significant improvement in the emergency medical services of vehicles in the short-term, while our long-term goal is to provide innovations in passenger experience of vehicle safety utilising new technology that enable real-time physical monitoring.”
It is hoped that the data gathered by the MDGo system will also help Hyundai to build safer cars in the future and the big data will inform engineers how to bolster crash structures.
In the UK in 2017 there were 1,800 fatalities from road traffic accidents, with 44 per cent of those being killed inside vehicles.