If you run into trouble, your 2015 Mustang will give 911 all the important details
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
There was a time when the Mustang would wait to receive technology upgrades until they debuted on other Fords. Over the years that has changed, and with the impending debut of the 2015 Mustang, it seems our favorite pony car might just become the technology showcase we had hoped for.
“911 Assist uses a mobile phone connected to SYNC to call 911 directly when needed,” David Hatton, global product leader and electrical engineer, Ford Connected Services, said. “With enhanced data, the system will provide even more detail about a crash to aid in the dispatch of the appropriate resources.”
We hope you don’t need it, but if you do Sync will not only call 911 for you and share your GPS coordinates, but it will let first responders know details about the crash and how the seat belts were used. This could all be quite valuable, especially if you are unable to make the call yourself.
“We are pleased to continue working with Ford to prolong our vision of any device, anywhere, anytime to provide help needed in the event of an emergency,” Ty Wooten, education and operations director, National Emergency Number Association, said. “This new data provided by 911 Assist will be useful in deciding the proper level of the initial response, and will give call takers an indication as to the severity of the incident.”
Check out this video and see how it works: