Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a system providing responder assistance for vehicular events that could be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned.
The patent was filed on July 8th, 2022, published on January 11th, 2024, and assigned serial number 0010152.
The Ford Authority Take
Ford has long been one of the more popular producers and providers of vehicles for all sorts of first responders, whether they be police officers or medics and everything else in between. In that regard, FoMoCo is also keen to innovate in this space, recently filing patents for ideas including a stranded motorist assistance system, an advanced occupant detection system, and an in-vehicle automated triage nurse system, to name just a few. Now, this newly-filed patent keeps that trend going by presenting us with an idea for a system providing responder assistance for vehicular events that could be used in future Ford vehicles, too.
As Ford notes in the patent, when an accident occurs, it’s oftentimes difficult or even impossible for first responders to know precisely what has happened, nor the extent of the damage to the vehicle or the occupants inside, at least until they arrive on the scene. Given the fact that there’s such a wide potential range of outcomes when it comes to vehicular accidents, there is certainly a need to provide more information to those folks ahead of time, which could quite literally save lives when seconds count.
That’s precisely the motivation behind this patent, too – it details a system that could utilize a number of sensors to gather data regarding an accident and then relay it to first responders, which could prove invaluable in some cases. After all, many times, vehicle occupants aren’t able to call for help after getting in an accident, and such a system could wind up saving first responders a lot of time when such a thing truly matters.