ATX to Make Crash Data Directly Available to Auto Insurance Providers

Vehicles in trafficAdvancements made by ATX are bringing emergency notification to a new level. With owner consent, auto insurance companies may soon be able to get automatic notification when an insured car has been in an accident.

Previously, such technology was used in sending information primarily to emergency response vehicles. But now, with the permission of the driver, such information can be sent to all of the parties typically involved in the auto-emergency response chain, including providers of roadside assistance, a driver’s emergency contacts and even the auto insurance provider.

“By moving to our new fourth-generation telematics platform, ATX is able to offer vehicle manufacturers a program that provides end-to-end critical information in real time to all potential stakeholders in the emergency response chain,” says ATX corporate relations vice president Gary Wallace.

Having technology that can report car accidents can be of great assistance, especially when vehicle occupants are severely injured. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that over 34,000 people were killed in car accidents in 2008.

About Ben Zitney
Benjamin Zitney has been covering the auto insurance industry for the past 2.5 years. Before coming to Online Auto Insurance News, he produced an extensive company history of the 30-year-old California Joint Powers Insurance Authority and worked at the Cal State Long Beach Daily Forty-Niner as a reporter, copy editor and news editor.

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