Subaru, alongside Mazda and Nissan will participate in the D-Call Net network, which includes Toyota, Honda and even medical emergency helicopter services.
These organisations, among others, are collectively looking to improve the survival rate of traffic accidents in Japan by introducing the D-Call Net support system into as many vehicles as possible.
D-Call Net, otherwise known as Advanced Automatic Collision Notification (AACN), is an advanced automatic collision notification system that utilises vehicle connectivity technology.
It estimates the probability of fatal and serious injuries by analysing the accident based on a database of 2.8 million cases in Japan.
The data is then reported to all of Japan’s approximately 730 fire departments, 46 air ambulance services and 54 hospitals in 37 districts.
Research has shown that D-Call Net can reduce the time for accident victims to receive medical treatment by approximately 17 minutes – that’s an eternity if you were trapped in a toppled car losing blood while it’s leaking fuel.
It also showed that if D-Call Net were fitted in all the vehicles in Japan, the number of road traffic fatalities could be reduced by 282 people every year.
With Japan’s population declining, where more than 30% are 60 years old and above, this is what the country needs to pretty much preserve its existence.
After trial runs in November 2015, full-scale nationwide operations commenced in June 2018.