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Volvo details 'Accident Advisor' smartphone app

The system helps manage evidence gathering and insurance claims.

Volvo is launching a new smartphone-based tool to help drivers handle various issues following a car accident.

After the in-car SOS communications detects an accident and Volvo Customer Care determines that there are no injuries, the system sends the driver a link to the Accident Advisor utility to help manage the insurance claim.

Drivers are presented with a checklist, starting with a reminder to take pictures and gather other evidence that can be sent to the insurance company. The tool also provides a direct link to digitally filing a claim.

Accident Adivsor will roll out automatically for all 2015.5 or newer Volvo vehicles equipped with the company's in-car SOS tech.

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