Dubai Police, Nissan join forces for accident alert technology
Dubai Police and Nissan have signed a “collaboration agreement” that will see the implementation of a road safety technology service dubbed “Smart Response”.
In a special announcement at GITEX Technology Week, Dubai Police and Nissan have signed a “collaboration agreement” outlining a partnership that will see the implementation of a road safety technology service dubbed “Smart Response”.
In the event of a collision or accident, the Smart Response system utilises the on-board accelerometer to detect this potential emergency. The system then communicates with Dubai Police operators, including the General Department of Transport and Rescue, who then contacts the driver to inquire if an accident took place and dispatch the appropriate response unit. If, for some reason, contact cannot be made with the driver, the emergency services are able to attend to the last known location.
Smart Response works in union with Nissan’s SmartCar application, which feature Valet Mode, Travel Mode and Self Health Check, as well as security, social media and remote engine start features. The Smart Response is available in Nissan Patrol and Maxima vehicles owners.
Samir Cherfan, Nissan Middle East’s managing director, states: “Nissan and Dubai Police continue to work together to pioneer in passenger and vehicle safety to ensure drivers can benefit from the latest global technical innovation. Vehicle safety is of utmost importance to us but sometimes, despite our best intentions, accidents do happen. Our efforts come in line with the UAE’s wise leadership’s vision to make the country a smarter and safer place to live in.”
The signing took place at the Dubai Police stand, between Lt. general Khamis Mattar Al Muzainah, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police and Samir Cherfan, managing director of Nissan Middle East.