Euro NCAP and CTIF soon to release a Vehicle Rescue Sheet App - see the teaser video here
"According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), about 1.35 million people die in car crashes each year, and up to 50 million suffer some type of injury caused by car collisions. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for people aged between 5 and 29 years", writes Autoevolution in a recent article on the Euro NCAP - CTIF cooperation.
"In the majority of cases, the speed with which emergency services arrive at the scene of a crash is paramount to a good outcome for those involved. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, a fast response doesn’t always equal a fast intervention", writes Autoevolution on the page, hailing the new and upcoming rescue app as a great part of the solution to the problem.
Euro NCAP released the teaser video this week, announcing the Euro Rescue mobile app, a system that should “bring together rescue sheets in one place” with the goal of shortening the intervention time and save lives.
Euro NCAP says the app launches on Google Play and the App Store on June 17.
A Euro Ncap / CTIF app : for what ?
This open-access app will be available in 4 languages (English, French, Spanish, German) initially, then in 22 languages by 2022.
It will enable the rescue services to get the rescue sheet of the vehicle concerned from the scene of an intervention for road rescue or vehicle fire. The number of rescue sheets currently available is more than 2000.
The database of these rescue sheets will be supported by EuroNCap. This organisation will include in its scoring criteria, from 2020 onwards, the delivery by car manufacturers of the rescue sheets of the vehicles tested.
The search for rescue sheets will initially be carried out by the vehicle model/mark and by reading the QR code (QR code placed) on certain vehicles.