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BMW Feature Knows Where You're Hurt

The feature on BMW Assist will make an educated guess as to driver and passenger injuries based on a series of on-board sensors distributed throughout the car. The program will instantly take into account information like the car’s speed at impact, where the car was hit, whether airbags were deployed and which passengers were wearing seat belts.

From this, it will determine the likelihood of certain injuries, whether it’s internal organ damage or broken bones. The data goes to BMW Assist’s call center, and then to first-responders. The software was developed in conjunction with the William Lehman Injury Research Center in Miami, and will be standard in the BMW M5 and M6, and the 5, 6 and 7 Series. It will be a $750 option on other models.

Injury Report From the Car (The New York Times)

 
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