Detection takes only 70 milliseconds
What makes Blink different from the other car crashes systems in the market is the extensive and robust research work conducted by Blink team; it provides for accurately detecting and measuring the crash severity level, filtering out unexpected car manviours that can be easily recognised as accidents. 70 milliseconds is the time Blink app takes to detect the crash this provides for a reliable solution, as reporting the accidents happens well before the crash is finished! This is the coronation of the multiple crash simulation, micro crash testing, and modelling research activities conducted during the development of Blink notification system
Multiple Sensors for More Accuracy
To accurately detect the crash, Blink relies on a combination of embedded sensors including motion, sound, and direction sensors. Accessing these sensors happens only once the crash occurs; only one sensor is accessed continuously, which provides a longer battery life
Interaction through Voice
As an extra crash validation, when Blink detects and accident it interacts with voice messages asking the driver if he/she is ok. In case of no response the received crash notification is activated and security services are dispatched. The voice interaction does not distract the driver while driving, as well as requires minimum efforts after a severe crash.
Proactive Actions Taken
Apart from sending a crash notification to the rescuing units to take the necessary measures, Blink alerts the other app owners who are nearby in order to reroute and avoid the crash location.
Battery Life Saved
Blink does not depend on the mobile phone embedded GPS sensor, which is one of the sensors that consumes much battery power. While operating, Blink does not use the mobile phone processor except when the crash is occurring, which allows the device to work nearly with its full battery capacity.
No GPS is Needed
Blink can detect the crash using the motion sensors embedded within the mobile without needing the GPS.
Crashes Severity Level Notified
Blink provides an Accident Severity Report describing the details of the crash once it occurs, and including the crash severity level. This report helps the emergency units get prepared with the needed equipment and vehicles, that fit the crash severity level, before attending to the accident’s location, and thus enable them to respond to the accident more effectively.