An advanced version of the SOS service we usually find in cars, this new system detects the acceleration and angular velocity of the motorcycle roughly 100 times per second
To ensure utmost safety for users, a lot of modern cars come with an SOS button with which you can alert authorities in case of an accident. While this technology has been around in cars for a while and has been constantly improved, it hasn’t been tailored for motorcycles until now. Bosch has now developed a new service, Help Connect, for the assistance of motorcyclists in case of an accident. This system works by connecting a motorcycle to the Bosch smartphone application with the help of Bluetooth.
A crash algorithm is programmed into the motorcycle’s inertial sensor unit, and it automatically initiates an emergency call when it detects a crash or an unanticipated disturbance in riding. The system measures acceleration and angular velocity roughly 100 times per second. Using the phone’s navigation, the system can call the local emergency services and also send the exact location of the accident to the authorities. Bosch claims that the system is smart enough to not initiate a call when the bike falls off while parked.
In case of any accident, response time is extremely important and Bosch claims that this system will cut it down by half. Bosch will launch this new tech in Germany to start with, and later expand to other countries. This system can be extremely helpful for riders in case of an emergency, and considering the road fatalities we have in India every day, we hope that it makes its way here soon.