Survive the impact is the priority in security efforts conducted by the automotive industry, but with the imminent arrival of electric cars to market is a new threat: electrocution.
The problem is very sensitive when it comes to deal with emergencies in which you may have to cut the car to remove the passengers occupants.
According to Autotrader.com, this problem has already been anticipated by Chevrolet and OnStar who are working in a number of steps to know how to respond to an emergency call and how to manipulate the Volt after being involved in an accident.
"We believe the first response to the education program is very important to raise the warning level and understand the electric cars technology. This is a natural extension of the collaborative efforts that we have had in the past and what we should do when we introduce new security and other technologies" said Carmen Benavides, Chevrolet director of security.
Chevrolet develops with representatives from various security organizations, educational materials for fire departments, police, emergency medical, technicians and other elements and help to answer questions they have about electric cars.Some of the specific information includes pictures of the car and shows the location of high strength steel that is difficult to cut, items designed especially for cutting and the electrical circuits that can be disconnected, among others.