Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-21-0066
2002-10-21

Launching Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN): A New Generation of Emergency Response 2002-21-0066

OnStar has always believed in the need for an embedded vehicle connection to fulfill the promise of telematics, which is the delivery of safety, security and information services to mobile customers. This was OnStar's premise at its inception in 1996, and the belief persists even today. With the planned launch of Advanced Automatic Crash Notification, OnStar and General Motors are poised to facilitate potential advances in the fields of vehicle safety and emergency medical response. These advances are made possible through the use of an embedded telematics system.
Critical crash data on qualified crashes regardless of airbag deployment may result in improved response time to the crash scene with the appropriate resources, as well as one-step routing to the correct emergency care facility. Moreover, the destination hospital can prepare for anticipated injuries predicted from the crash data. The ultimate benefits of these advances can however, only be reaped if the telematics module is embedded in the vehicle, and if the various stakeholders, across the medical emergency information chain, have the foresight to partner together to create open standards for crash data formats and protocols, and standards based national emergency network solutions.

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