New technology launched by motoring organisation the RAC is set to help drivers in the event of a road accident. In addition to being able to diagnose faults and problems with the car the matchbox-sized gadget will alert the rescue service to an accident, providing them with the time and exact location.
Motoring organisation the RAC has developed and launched a new device the size of a matchbox, which can be used to diagnose car problems before a breakdown, and also provides an exact time and location if the car is involved in a road traffic accident.
The ground-breaking technology uses the car’s computer to transmit data before and after every journey, and will troubleshoot problems before the car actually breaks down. The owner of the car receives notification by phone, email or text to let them know there is a fault, and so receives a useful warning about such things as engine, gear box, brake or clutch problems.
Top law firm Accident Advice Helpline process many complex RTA compensation claims every week, and a spokesperson from the company had this to say:
“This new technology will be so useful in advancing car safety. The early warning system puts the car’s computer to great use and should help to prevent both breakdowns and road traffic accidents. The fact that the exact time and location of an accident will be transmitted immediately has the potential to save many lives.”
In addition to warning drivers about potential faults and transmitting the location of an accident, this tiny device also provides an overview of driving performance including miles per gallon, and the number of miles driven. Particularly useful for people who drive for business purposes, RAC Advance will provide an accurate figure for claiming business mileage and reduce the amount of paperwork needed for tax returns.
RAC Technical Director, David Bizley, described the new technology as “peace of mind in a box.” Data can be accessed via a mobile phone or tablet app, and offers a useful insight into driver behaviour, journey time and distance, and the healthy (or otherwise) workings of the car.
RTA Compensation Claims
Accident Advice Helpline is a top personal injury settlements law firm. Anyone who needs help with a non-fault accident claim can phone the helpline on 0800 6897 221. In addition to RTA compensation claims, the company deals with a wide variety of other accident types, and all work is carried out on a no win, no fee* basis.
Source: Daily Mail
Date Published: October 16, 2013
Author: David Brown