• 20-MAY-2009

New CDC Study Shows Technology Improves Crash Outcomes

CDC Injury Severity Announcement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released the findings of a two year study of automobile crashes involving vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification systems. The research showed that the systems can in fact improve patient outcomes. The technology, developed by OnStar, transmits exact locations and the characteristics of the crash from the vehicle to emergency personnel. This crucial information helps rescue crews to administer the right type of aid at the scene and provide the trauma center with valuable information as well. Available video includes emergency room and vehicle footage, as well as soundbites from Chet Huber of OnStar and Dr. Stewart Wang from the University of Michigan.