The Internet of Things (IoT) solution aims to aid safe on-road riding and prevent theft of vehicles.
Do you know that at least one two-wheeler is stolen every 13 minutes in Delhi? Or, how about the fact that over 10 motorcycles are stolen daily in a city like Gurgaon? If you own a motorcycle, then, it’s an alarming stat for sure. Leave theft cases aside for a moment and concentrate on the other and a rather more serious aspect that should be a matter of concern to all two-wheeler owners – road fatalities. In a country like ours, where 1.5 lakh people die in road accidents every year, a whopping 25 per cent are two-wheeler riders alone. Cause? Mainly, it’s unsafe riding and excessive speeding.
Now the aforementioned facts don’t really paint a pretty picture, but there’re some companies who’re steadily working towards improving the current situation. One such company is Aeris, which is a leading IoT (Internet of Things) platform. At the ongoing IoT India Expo Conference, the firm announced the launch of its Connected Bike Solution, which, it claims, meets the dual need of rider safety and bike management.
Aeris’ new platform basically provides a connected platform that is designed to promote safe riding habits as well as to locate a motorcycle in case of theft. The system can also be used to pinpoint the location of a crash victim in case of an emergency. And, in case a motorcycle is stolen, the owner can immobilise the bike remotely. As per Aeris, the system will generate a data stream that can help the bike owner track the bike, figure out the location, provide a maintenance schedule and get speeding alerts. The system also notifies the rider when the bike enters or leaves a specified area (geo-fencing). According to Aeris, this particular feature will be of great help for firms that run large bike fleets. At the same time, individual owners, as well as insurance firms, can also benefit from it.
Commenting on the launch, Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, President, Aeris India, said, ‘Our solution is all about making our roads safer for bike riders. Rider safety is a crucial benefit that this product delivers. We have seen in the past that locating a crash victim often is a tedious task, especially on roads in remote areas. Any delay in locating the victim can be life-threatening. The connected bike solution from Aeris can help here as well. Beyond all this, it delivers a truly connected experience to bike owners, making bike riding a more pleasant experience.’