Car crash? These apps know — and can get you help right away.
A growing selection of mobile apps, smartphones, cameras, and other devices can detect if you’ve been in a car crash and then alert the authorities, loved ones, and your insurance agent.
Android Q’s car crash-detecting feature could one day be built directly into all Android phones. Other companies are doing something similar. Pioneer Electronics has rDrive, a device you plug into your car that shares your location and the level of impact during a crash.
On Tuesday, Volvo announced its Car Accident Advisor mobile app. After a crash, it will bring up your emergency contacts and a checklist to help you document the accident, and will connect you to repair and insurance professionals. Read more…