Xiaomi's highly-anticipated Modena electric vehicle (EV) is set to make its debut by the end of this year, and ahead of its launch, a recently discovered Xiaomi patent sheds light on a groundbreaking technology for automatic crash detection and emergency contact alerts.
The patent outlines a comprehensive system comprised of three key modules: a Get module, a Determine module, and a Communication module. The Get module is responsible for collecting real-time status information from the vehicle, including data related to battery and circuit health, airbag deployment, and wheel detachment. Subsequently, the Determine module leverages this data to classify accidents into two levels, namely Level 1 and Level 2.
Level 1 incidents encompass minor damages like a cracked windshield or a dented bumper. In such cases, the system will promptly transmit a text message containing accident details to the predefined emergency contact associated with the vehicle.
On the other hand, Level 2 accidents involve more severe damage, such as vehicle rollovers, oil tank leaks, or wheel detachment. In the event of a Level 2 accident, the system springs into action by sending a notification message to the predetermined emergency contact and simultaneously initiating an emergency call to the nearest emergency service center.
During an active emergency call, the system automatically blocks incoming calls from both emergency and non-emergency contacts to ensure uninterrupted communication with the emergency service center. Following the conclusion of the emergency call, the system awaits an emergency callback, during which all calls from non-emergency contacts are still rejected. Calls from the designated emergency contact or the emergency service center are routed through the terminal device associated with the vehicle.
Additionally, the system incorporates a timer during the emergency rescue waiting period, which commences in coordination with the emergency service center. If the stipulated waiting time expires without a rescue, the system will initiate another call to the preset emergency contact.
This sophisticated vehicle crash and emergency contact alert system is anticipated to be a prominent feature of the Xiaomi Modena EV. The Modena is also expected to come equipped with BYD LFP and CATL Qilin batteries, a Snapdragon 8295 processor, and various other cutting-edge technologies.