OnStar Can Now Find Exact Location of Accident Victims

Previously, OnStar’s vehicle sensors could communicate certain information to first responders about the type of impact and which airbags deployed. In other words, it measured how bad the crash was. Now, OnStar will add Automatic Location Identification.

Rather than OnStar advisors guiding emergency services to the scene of the crash, ALI data display will electronically transmit precise coordinates of the vehicle, including longitude and latitude. The 911 center will relay the information to first responders with almost no margin of error.

The new service also uses Microsoft’s satellite imaging for precise details of the surroundings, including information like if the car is in water or near a bridge.

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