One day after I posted about an app for the iPhone and iPad called Extraction Zones I ran across a rescue website that can be used on any Smartphone connected to the Internet. Another European automaker, Opel, stepped up to the plate and put an extremely useful rescue tool in the hands of many first responders for free! Opel put Rescue Cards that contain information for some 60 models from 1991 to present on a mobile portal that can be used on any Smartphone which has access to the Internet. This free mobile service is available in 10 European languages and enables rescue crews to access important information instantly.
The mobile rescue card portal will be used primarily by the fire department and first response crews. Via www.opel-rescuecard.com they can choose their own language and run a search for any Opel model. By placing the information on the Internet, rescue crews can be assured they are receiving the latest, most up-to-date news. Thanks to the built-in page optimization, the mobile rescue card portal automatically adapts to every standard smartphone model. The zoom function ensures that single parts and body sections can easily be seen on a small display.
If you don’t have a Smartphone, don’t worry, the rescue cards are still downloadable as PDF-files via the Internet.
Rescue Cards use the common key to show the different hazards in vehicles. The key is very similar to the one Moditech uses in their Crash Recovery System. Interesting…..maybe the Moditech Pioneers had a hand in developing the Rescue Cards for Opel.
Images and information from Opel Media