Allstate applies for augmented reality crash scene patent

Allstate has applied for a patent of a system that can produce an augmented reality visualization of crash scenes, according to a patent published March 5.

The device would allow users to correspond with vehicles, real-world locations, and other objects, such as trees, the patent says. It also can include weather and the time of day.

“The accident re-creation system provides the capability to re-create the accident site on a mobile device before or soon after leaving the scene utilizing augmented reality,” the patent says. “Multiple users, such as other witnesses, other drivers, police officers, etc. may also provide input.”

Currently, claims processing may involve interactions with multiple insurance agents, claims adjusters, and subrogation representatives, the patent says. The process also includes the processing of paperwork, telephone calls, and face-to-face meetings.

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