From late 2020, select new Toyota vehicles will come fitted with connected-car capabilities thanks to a long-term partnership between leading mobility company, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia (TMCA) and Australian technology company, Intelematics.

Intelematics’ ASURE product suite will support Toyota’s Connected Safety and Security offering, including Automatic Collision Notification (ACN), SOS Emergency call (SOS) and Stolen Vehicle Tracking (SVT).

Behind the scenes, Intelematics has implemented this product suite alongside in-car technology and a contact center partner to deliver best of the breed, Australian-based services to select vehicles.

Toyota’s new Yaris Cross is the first model offered with this technology, employing a Data Communication Module (DCM) that is designed to automatically generate an SOS emergency call to a 24/7 Emergency Call Centre and relay the location of the vehicle in the event of a trigger, if an airbag deploys, or if an occupant presses the SOS (personal duress) button located above the overhead console in the vehicle.

The trained Call Centre personnel then have the ability to assess, triage, and facilitate an accurate and fast response from emergency services, potentially saving lives as a result.

TMCA vehicles are already widely known for their quality but also the advanced level of safety technology featured therein, something of which will be even more notable with the support of Intelematics’ ASURE product suite.