Collision Call – safety driving app automatically contacts emergency & family in the case of crash
Sep 30, 2015 7:00 AM –
Collision Call aims to make contacting your loved ones and emergency services easier if you are unfortunately involved in a car accident and helpless. Let’s discover the features in this review!
Price: Sale $0.99 (Normally $1.99)
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Pros & Cons:
- Potential life saver app to help alert authorities and family if involved in automobile accident!
- Opinion: seems the app needs to be opened each time you drive to properly monitor and work.
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Collision Call is all about peace of mind. It was birthed to help in the unfortunate case of tragedies like the M9 crash incident in Scotland. In this case crash victims may have lain injured and helpless for three days even after it was reported to police. With Collision Call, this situation has the potential to be avoided as the core goal of the app is to alert your close contacts and emergency services- even if you cannot.
The dashboard has only a few options. It’s on standby upon launch and you have the option to toggle the periodic updating of your location. You should set your country origin and the app will automatically input emergency phone numbers, in addition, you can enter just one friend’s phone number. Other settings allow language changing and input email addresses of friends for alerting.
As you should understand we could not show full illustration of the app working (meaning invoking a real car crash). However, we’re informed by the developer’s description that you must open the app while driving and if you are in an accident an audible alert will sound off so you know emergency services are being contacted. Friends will receive an email with your location and map, so they can instantly act. It works by monitoring your driving speed and if it comes to a sudden halt it will alert your contacts.
When using the app you will automatically see ‘standby’ change to ‘running’ when above 30 kph/hr (18.6 mph), so you know it is working. You need to drive for more than 10 seconds and above 30 kph/hr (18.6 mph) since you do not want to call the emergency service when accidentally dropping your phone in the car.
Collision Call – Dashboard
Collision Call – Options
Collision Call – Edit Emergency Numbers
Collision Call – Inform Friends by Email