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2015 Ford Mustang to Provide Crash Info to 911

by Paul Strauss

One of the more interesting features to make its debut on the 2015 Ford Mustang is its ability to provide emergency workers with critical information about accidents, automatically gathered from the vehicle and GPS satellites.

In the event of a crash, Ford’s upgraded 911 Assist system can automatically communicate information including GPS coordinates, as well as whether the crash was a front, side, rear impact and/or rollover, how fast the vehicle decelerated, as well as whether seat belts were used and if airbags were deployed. The severity of the observations might be useful to emergency personnel in deciding whether to send more than one ambulance, for instance. In addition, the 911 operator can speak directly with the vehicle’s occupants after the data has been communicated.

Ford says users will need to opt in to use of the system when they first pair their smartphone with Sync, and the vehicle will give occupants the ability to cancel automated 911 calls before they’re placed.

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