Hyundai Will Use AI To Automatically Alert Authorities To Injuries After Crashes

Hyundai has partnered with Israeli start-up MDGo to develop the next-generation of advanced safety systems.

A press release issued by the two companies states that they will work together to bring MDGo’s intelligent injury analysis system to Hyundai vehicles.

This system uses a complex AI algorithm which measures the attributes applied to passengers in real-time and is able to automatically alert emergency services and medical facilities about the possible injuries someone has suffered in a crash.

“MDGo possesses exceptional AI analysis technology optimized for driver safety,” president and chief innovation officer of Hyundai, Youngcho Chi, said. “Through this technology, we expect a significant improvement in the emergency medical services of vehicles in the short-term while our long-term goal is to provide innovations in passenger experience of vehicle safety utilizing new technology that enable real-time physical monitoring.”

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The Israeli company’s system works so rapidly that, within seven seconds of a collision being recorded, emergency services are sent a detailed analysis of potential injuries. In addition, MDGo’s technology is constantly learning and refining its interpretation of different accident scenarios and will only get more accurate as time goes on.

Various sensors embedded within a vehicle are capable of monitoring blood pressure, heart rate, and even various neural functions.

Hyundai has not said when safety systems such as those developed by MDGo will hit the market – only that the partnership forms part of its vision of ‘freedom of mobility’ to limit accidents in its vehicles and their impacts on customers.

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  • StrangerGP

    It will also inform the authorities if you’ll say anti-semitic words.

    • SteersUright

      Do you have a habit of saying anti-semitic words?

  • db

    Maybe if there was an automated dead zone on all smartphones within the cabin, there’d be less injuries to worry about.

    • Matt

      You wouldn’t sell many cars if one of its ‘features’ was not allowing passengers to use their phones… that’s just not a great idea.

      • db

        So that’s where we are at now, giving up safety for convenience?

        • Dude

          That’s where we’ve always been. But when the cars drive themselves it won’t be a problem

    • SteersUright

      Many countries and some states outlaw holding a decide in your hand. Can only do handsfree and if a cop sees a phone in your hand its a rather pricey ticket. I agree, the being on the phone while driving is a real risk.

  • ChrisInIL

    The AI will inform authorities about the possible nature of the injuries of the victims in a crash. An ambulance may be called. It will show up, and the paramedics will evaluate the victims, triage, and provide initial care based on that evaluation regardless of the information the AI provided.

    It’s a sales tool, and nothing more.

    • SteersUright

      Perhaps there’s a chance knowledge of a specific injury requires specific equipment to treat on the spot rather than delaying treatment until the hospital upon which very important time is lost?

      • ChrisInIL

        Any time saved by providing this “best guess” of what the injuries may be will be lost by the medics having to get that specific equipment and put it on the ambulance.

        More likely, they’ll go to the scene, provide a basic level of care, and then transport to where the specific equipment is – the emergency room.

    • Dude

      Automatically informing the authorities is still a helpful feature. That’s more than a sales tool (OnStar has had that for decades but it’s still a nice thing to have)

      • ChrisInIL

        OnStar emergency service is an excellent feature, because it automates contact.

        An AI providing a summary of the possible nature of the injuries will not enhance the level of care provided by the paramedics. They will act on what they see and what they determine based on their knowledge and experience, regardless of what the AI provides.

        Thus, this is a sales too.

    • Porkopolis

      I was going to disagree with you, but unless the AI is extremely accurate I can’t think of a specific type of catastrophic injury that EMTs aren’t immediately prepared to address.

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