6/12/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Hyundai Developing AI Tech to Assess Crash Injuries

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Hyundai Motor Co. and MDGo, an Israeli startup specializing in medical-related artificial intelligence, are developing a system to quickly give first responders information about potential injuries of crash victims.

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Hyundai Motor Co. and MDGo, an Israeli startup specializing in medical-related artificial intelligence, are developing a system to quickly give first responders information about potential injuries of crash victims.

MDGo’s system would use existing vehicle sensors to determine the parameters of a crash, such as impact location, vehicle speed and what safety devices were deployed. This would be combined with information from other unspecified sensors to detect the status of vehicle occupants.

A detailed analysis could then be compiled and sent to nearby hospitals and emergency service providers within seven seconds of the crash, according to the partners.  

The AI-based technology analyzes accident data based on medial reports from occupants involved in similar accidents in the past. Updates are made in real-time as new information is entered into the database.

Hyundai expects the system will provide immediate benefits, such as quickly deploying the necessary resources to a crash scene and better preparing hospitals to treat incoming survivors. The carmaker also plans to use data gathered from the system to enhance vehicle crash structures and next-generation active and passive safety technologies.

Separately, Hyundai is testing biometric sensors to monitor driver health attributes, such as stress level, heart rate and mood. The company showcased its “Wellness Care” system last year in a prototype version of its Nexo fuel cell-powered car.