Volvo details 'Accident Advisor' smartphone appby Justin King
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.