Vehicle Telematics

OCTO uses smartphone for crash detection

Rome, 31 January 2024 – OCTO Telematics has developed a system that uses smartphone technology to detect crashes. It brings the intelligence of instant crash detection to a mobile phone without driver interaction. It does this by turning the smartphone into an active sensor for detecting severe crashes- Crash Detection via Smartphone. It automatically requests assistance to reduce the impact on human life. Additionally, the system can also use sensors in the vehicle to detect collisions and immediately sends an alert to the driver’s smartphone through- Smartphone + OCTO SmartTag. The alert includes information such as the severity of the crash and the location of the accident. 

With over 90% of the population in Europe and North America using smartphones and the ease of installing software via app stores, there are no barriers towards adoption. Therefore, this increases the safety equipment of vehicles or offsets the lack of it.

In addition to the goals of improved driver safety, the OCTO solution fits perfectly into several use cases across many industries. Crash Detection via Smartphone provides additional information related to a crash event. This enables a more efficient claims management process for insurers right from the early first notice of loss (FNOL). For fleet operators, the beneficial effects include improved duty of care towards drivers and reduced downtime of vehicles under management. With respect to the wider ecosystem of operating in urban areas, it helps in the pursuit of sustainability in smart cities.

This cutting-edge technology detects mid and severe crashes using the smartphone’s on-board sensors. It employs an AI algorithm based on billions of real crash data collected by OCTO.

Crash Detection is available through the OCTO Digital Driver™ App. Moreover, it is a comprehensive framework of digital solutions designed around the driver experience. The app can be easily extended with additional features such as driving risk assessment and coaching to facilitate and streamline the delivery of business services by the ecosystem.

Companies can quickly launch their own solution through a configurable white label app. They can also embed it into their own proprietary system thanks to the OCTO software development kit (SDK). Available on iOS and Android, in a matter of seconds, drivers can install the app on their smartphones with no additional hardware needed.

Tina Martino, OCTO’s Head of Marketing , commented: “We are proud to present our revolutionary AI Crash Detection via Smartphone. This is the result of more than 20 years of experience in telematics and analytics applied to automatic crash detection and claims management. We believe that the availability of the solution on a personal device, such as a smartphone, can unlock tremendous value. This is especially true for road safety through its potentially pervasive adoption.“.

With this OCTO solution, every connected driver will be safer. Additionally, every organization’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals will be more viable.

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