We know that many cars manufactured in the U.S. are equipped with OnStar or a similar system designed to activate help when a driver needs it. This is ideal in many conditions but what if you don’t have one of the newer cars equipped with a service like OnStar? OnStar can at times take a little longer than one might expect, especially when time is of the essence. What if you could take the peace of mind a service like that provides, in any car you’re driving.
That’s just one of the functions of Blink App, an Egyptian startup that is poised to become the one app every driver needs.
Blink App starts with accident (crash) detection baked into the mobile application itself. Blink uses the sensors and embedded graphics processors to detect crashes while the accident is happening. If the app detects a crash situation, it will immediately ask you if you’re ok or if you need assistance. If you say you’re not ok or don’t respond the app goes into action.
The app starts with notifying the property emergency personnel including ambulance and police. Once emergency responders are notified, the app begins notifying family members and loved ones you’ve chosen in the app, about the situation. Blink provides first responders along with your list of emergency contacts with your exact GPS coordinates and other important accident data.
Blink’s accident detection and notification processes start within 100ms of impact and with 98% accuracy. Their technology is more accurate than many major manufacturer systems because it’s pulling data that extends beyond gravity.
The app also keeps a record of your accident for insurance purposes and maintenance purposes. If your car is fortunate enough to survive the accident, Blink can remind you about important maintenance notifications and your car’s health.
Blink also functions like Waze. Once the app has notified first responders and your loved ones it can also notify other Blink users that there is an accident at your location, pretty much in real time. Blink can also notify drivers ahead of roadside hazards, potholes and other situations where unsafe driving conditions may occur so that you can choose an alternate route.
All of this functionality is completely portable as it’s in the phone and doesn’t require any extra equipment. That means if you’re in a rental car or your mom’s car you’re still protected by the Blink system.
You can find Blink App at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in Eureka Park, booth #51845 and at blinkapp.net