LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CES 2018–Tantalum Corporation, the leading end-to-end services provider in the connected car market, axitech (an InterResolve company), an innovator in accident technology platforms, and RapidSOS, an advanced emergency technology company, have announced a partnership to deliver the world’s first fully automated post-accident experience embedded into the connected car.
“We are excited to partner with axitech and Tantalum to leverage the latest technology to improve driver safety and emergency response”
Tantalum’s Connected Car platform provides an end-to-end cloud based solution and an open marketplace for aggregation and monetization of vehicle-related services. By integrating its leading crash detection algorithms with axitech’s unique platform, Tantalum is able to provide instantaneous and comprehensive accident assistance appropriate to the driver’s needs.
Tantalum detects the collision, assesses the severity, and automatically transmits critical details in real time to axitech who facilitates immediate action, either to an automated first notification of loss centre or to emergency responders. Based on the severity of the accident, axitech and RapidSOS obtain crash detection information and verify whether the driver requires emergency assistance. If the driver needs assistance, RapidSOS connects the driver to 911 via voice and transmits precise location and additional data — including driver/passenger demographic information and other relevant car telematics data.
In the event that a driver is unable to respond, emergency contacts are notified, allowing them to connect to the closest 911 center to the driver — sending the driver’s precise location and relevant data.
In non-emergency situations, or post emergency, users are guided through the information to collect following the incident to automate any insurance claims they may have. They are able to instruct roadside assistance, if their vehicle is not drivable, and efficiently capture third party and witness details, and photos and videos to streamline the insurance process and protect users’ liability position.
Ozgur Tohumcu, CEO of Tantalum, commented, “I hope no one has to experience a car crash. I have been in one and it’s horrible. But with more than 2.3 million people injured in road crashes in the US every year, we wanted to use Tantalum’s technology to make people safer. We are extremely pleased to be able to expand the Tantalum Connected Car offering with axitech and RapidSOS and their innovative services transform the post-accident experience whilst saving lives. This agreement takes us one step closer to fulfilling our mission to build a connected car marketplace and better serve our mobile carrier and auto manufacturer customer.”
“We are excited to partner with axitech and Tantalum to leverage the latest technology to improve driver safety and emergency response,” said RapidSOS CEO Michael Martin. “Through this partnership, drivers will no longer need to worry about how to articulate their location to 911 during a crash, and 911 will receive lifesaving data to dispatch appropriate care quickly.”
Tantalum Corporation (“Tantalum”) is a leading innovator in the connected car space as an end-to-end services provider. As a best-in-class technology company, and building on proven value propositions, Tantalum’s mission is to offer the most innovative and open marketplace for aggregation and monetisation of vehicle-related services.
To drive the connected vehicle market forward, Tantalum has engaged with trusted partners to create the next generation “go-to” global ecosystem for the connected vehicle. Tantalum has built a device-agnostic platform to be integrated with non-proprietary platforms such as Android and iOS smartphones; and for in-vehicle embedded solutions, included in autonomous vehicles.
Tantalum reliably connects its data and billing platform to customers’ value chains. Customers include telecom operators, auto manufacturers, insurance underwriters and brokers, government agencies and consumers.
Tantalum’s partners include global technology and automotive leaders: Samsung, TomTom, ATOS Worldline, SAP, PwC, Jaguar Land Rover and TNT.
axitech is an InterResolve company using technology to digitize the post-accident experience for drivers, enabling accelerated responses from service providers, a streamlined and low-cost claims process, and the monetization of claims data.
RapidSOS is an award-winning emergency technology company that builds transformative technology to save lives. Partnering with Internet of Things (IoT) companies and the public safety community, RapidSOS provides a proprietary rich data link to public safety – sending lifesaving data to aid in emergency response. By analyzing data around when and where emergencies are occurring, RapidSOS is developing technology to predict and preempt emergencies and dynamically warn people in harm’s way – a complete paradigm shift from emergency response to emergency prediction and preemption.