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Good News from the Auto Industry

Finally there’s some good news from the auto industry.

OnStar says the way it notifies emergency responders in accidents has helped save more lives–and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) agrees.

The CDC has published a study of two years’ worth of data that shows vehicles with OnStar and other automatic crash-notification systems can give critical patients a better chance at surviving. The CDC’s Web site reports that by transmitting crash data to emergency personnel, those EMTs and hospitals involved can decide whether a patient needs Level I trauma center care or not–and delivering those patients in need to a Level 1 center can lower the risk of death by 25% for severely injured patients.

Full article here.