Hyundai has partnered up with Israeli medical artificial intelligence (AI) start-up MDGo to work on future vehicle safety systems.
By using AI, MDGo’s analysis system would use sensors to detect the status of injured car occupants in the event of an accident and Hyundai vehicles would be able to send the data to the emergency services so they are aware what injuries to expect when they arrive on the scene.
This data would also allow emergency services to secure the ‘golden time’, which is the ideal window for ambulances to get to a patient in a critical condition. It would also mean people skilled in treating certain injuries could be deployed to the accident site.
MDGo’s AI system complies and interprets all the accident and vehicle occupant data within seven seconds, and then sends the detailed report to the relevant authorities so they are aware of the situation before leaving.
With each accident, the AI system learns about different scenarios that can help refine its analysis in future incidents and give emergency services the correct information.
Hyundai will be using the MDGo system to help improve its passive and active safety equipment, as well as gain information on where to bolster crash structures and enhance vehicle occupant safety.
Youngcho Chi, Hyundai Motor Group president and chief innovation officer, said: “MDGo possesses exceptional AI analysis technology optimized for driver safety.
“Through this technology, we expect a significant improvement in the emergency medical services of vehicles in the short-term while our long-term goal is to provide innovations in passenger experience of vehicle safety utilizing new technology that enable real-time physical monitoring.”
MDGo’s chief executive officer Itay Bengad added: “We are excited to partner with one of the world’s leading car manufacturers to bridge the gap between vehicle and medical.
“Hyundai shares our vision to provide life-saving services by utilizing the constantly growing stream of vehicle data to improve passenger safety.