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Platinum Peak Improves On its Auto Accident App

December 31, 2012

Platinum Peak Improves On its Auto Accident App

By Frank Griffin
TMCnet Contributing Writer

With so many apps available for smartphones, you sometimes wonder if there’s one with a useful function. Of course there are many, but some are just much, much better than others.

Platinum Peak has designed a great app, and although you hope you never have to use it, when you do it works great. If you drive, accidents are a natural course of life and you’ll probably be involved in one at some point. The Accident App is available 24/7 to provide you with the services you need at an accident scene.

As the company says, it’s a system that never sleeps.

The service is available for free and you sign up by taking a picture of your driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance information. Once in the system, your information is available for immediate access by the operators 24/7.

The app is available for the Android (News - Alert) and iOS platforms.

When you’re involved in an accident, anything can happen, including being unconscious, leaving you vulnerable until you come to. This app is able to automatically measure the impact of the accident without you pressing one single button. It then depresses the device and the GPS system pinpoints the location of the accident, giving operators access to the accident scene with streaming video.

If you want to get in touch with a family or friend, the app allows you to instantly notify up to five people with just a push of a button.

Operators will summon the appropriate emergency response according to the severity of the accident. If it’s just a fender bender, they’ll talk you through the process of gathering information for insurance purposes so it can be used in any proceeding.

The app creates an accident report with video, audio and pictures, and composes the information in an e-mail that can be sent to any interested party.

Recent upgrades include service application improvement, a better way to contact family and friends in the event of an accident, and fine-tuned accident detection features for more accuracy.

Additional resources include a live operator that can guide you to the nearest hospital, freeway exit, repair shop, car rental or other service such as legal representation.

Accidents will eventually happen; the key is to be prepared by having the right insurance and the tools that will help you deal with what has taken place. The Auto Accident App should be as mandatory as insurance if you are driving.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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