A smartphone an app is working to reduce the amount of time it takes for emergency services to get to crash victims.
Jaco Gerrits is the founder of CrashDetech and says that the app is in line with international road safety campaigns.
Gerrits explains that once the app is download to a user's device, it automatically detects when the user is involved in a vehicle crash.
If you're involved in crash, it will pick it up automatically, pin-point your location and immediately dispatch the nearest ambulance.— Jaco Gerrits, founder of CrashDetech
He adds that the app supplies paramedics with the user's personal and medical information.
There's also a medical emergency button, roadside security, lawyer SOS and other value added services.
We feel that business can be used for good.— Jaco Gerrits, founder of CrashDetech
Gerrits explains that there are several different subscription options, with the cheapest fee starting at R49 and the most comprehensive at R199.
He reflects on how the app was developed and the benefits to the smartphone user.
Take a listen to him explain the technical aspects of the app and how it works:
Visit the CrashDetech website to learn more.
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Car crash-detecting app saves lives with quick alert system