• Apr 3, 2011
The more safety features and technology gets crammed into modern cars, the harder it gets for first responders to cut through them safely. Cutting someone out of a car is hard enough without having to worry about inadvertently triggering an airbag or hitting a power supply.

To solve that problem, the Extraction Zone mobile app includes maps of the vital systems of popular cars, like the Honda Civic Hybrid, to help EMTs and fire departments find a safe area to cut through. The app highlights structural supports, airbags, and power and propulsion systems to give rescuers an idea where to cut safely. There's even a night mode to make the app more visible in low-light situations.

[Source: Bohemian Innovation]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      This reminds me that the current S Class has "cutting points marked on the windscreen and rear window for the benefit of emergency workers who need to cut the roof off with the "jaws of life"". Anything that can help the emergency services is very welcome.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Actually, the correct term is "extrication", not extraction (read that in an article several years ago in a car mag) And the Jaws of Life was designed by Hurst, of shifter fame, and was originally called the Hurst Rescue Tool. I can remember reading an article about the tool in Hot Rod magazine, back in the late '60s when it was first introduced.