Car crash? Your smartphone calls the ambulance.

You’ve just had a terrible car crash. How quickly the emergency services arrive could determine whether you – or the people you’re with – live or die.  It’s a scenario none of us would willingly contemplate, but technology developed in South Africa aims to address it, reporting an emergency situation without even requiring a button to be clicked.  CrashDetech‘s app  is able to detect a serious car crash simply by using the accelerometer sensors in your phone that measure the g-force of an impact.  The app then pinpoints the driver’s location and dispatches the nearest ambulance – complete with paramedics that know the user’s medical history – automatically.  Read more here .