Hughes Telematics and Intrado Inc. have partnered to improve safety for drivers through the Intrado Emergency Call Relay Center (ECRC).

All Hughes Telematics-equipped vehicles will link directly to the center, notifying the ECRC when the airbag deploys with Automatic Crash Notification (ACN), or when a passenger provides notification of an emergency situation. ECRC personnel will immediately route the call to the closest Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

“We believe Intrado's extensive involvement with the nation's 911 system and unparalleled caliber of trained resources will help us save lives and take appropriate and necessary action when our customers need it most,” said Erik Goldman, president of Hughes Telematics.