Intelematics is to equip select vehicles from Toyota Australia with connected car capabilities and establish a contact centre that provides a fast connection to emergency services.
Intelematics’ Asure suite will provide Toyota vehicles with capabilities such as automatic collision notification (ACN), SOS emergency call and stolen vehicle tracking (SVT).
Toyota’s new Yaris Cross is the first model with this technology, employing a data communication module that is expected to automatically generate an SOS emergency call to a 24/7 emergency call centre and relay the location of the vehicle if an airbag drops.
Intelematics says personnel working at a trained call centre can then assess triage and facilitate an accurate and fast response from emergency services, potentially saving lives.
Sean Hanley, Toyota Australia vice president sales and marketing, says the introduction of connected services is another way to reinforce a commitment to improving safety.
“Having the ability to further protect the wellbeing of our customers through the delivery of connected safety and security services with the assistance of Intelematics’ call centre solutions and services is a wonderful addition to our vehicle technology,” Hanley adds.
Last month, ITS Australia led a study which found that digital communication technologies that allow cars to interpret their surroundings could reduce vehicle crashes by 78%.