has announced the annual subscription price for its new telematics system, Safety Connect
Safety Connect will first become an option on the 2010 Toyota Prius,
with a one-year complementary trial of the service provided with all
purchases of equipped vehicles. After the trial period has expired, a
one year renewal will be available for $139.95.
Safety Connect provides a 24-hour-a-day communications link between
a driver’s vehicle and the Safety Connect Response Center. Using
embedded cellular and GPS technology, vehicles monitored by Safety
Connect will have access to important safety features:
Automatic Collision Detection:
In the event of a
severe rear-end collision or deployment of the airbags, Safety Connect
will notify the Response Center to contact the driver. If the driver
is unable to respond, the operator will treat the call as an emergency
and deploy local emergency services as needed.
Stolen Vehicle Locator
: If a vehicle equipped with
the system is stolen, Safety Connect can be an invaluable tool for
local law enforcement to recover the vehicle. After filing a police
report for the theft of the vehicle, the owner can activate the service
with the Safety Connect response center. GPS transmitters are then
used to determine the location of the car.
Emergency Assistance On Demand
: In the event of
any emergency, a driver can contact Safety Connect’s response center at
the touch of a button. An operator will speak with the driver, assess
the situation, and take any action that is necessary to resolve the
emergency, such as contacting local emergency crews and other roadside
Safety Connect will be available on all 2010 Prius
vehicles manufactured after August 1st.
On-Demand emergency assistance systems are a growing market. Is your fleet equipped to handle anything?
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