Bosch will develop an emergency warning system for motorcyclistsJune 4, 2020
Motorcyclists are 20 times more likely to be killed in a car accident than car drivers, prompting Bosch to develop a new digitally connected emergency call system for motorcycles.
The novelty, dubbed “Help Connect,” is the result of close collaboration between engineers and the company’s own researchers and was nicknamed “Digital Guardian Angel” by Bosch Board Member Harald Kreger.
The system uses an intelligent algorithm installed in the inertial sensor unit of the bike. It collects information from the motorcycle’s stability control system, measures acceleration, angular velocity, current position and incline 100 times per second and can detect when an accident has occurred or the motorcycle has fallen.
Subsequently, the system can transmit information about the scene and the driver through the smartphone application to the Bosch service center, and from there to the emergency services. Other people can also receive accident information upon request, and the German company claims that this technology can reduce the time it takes for emergency services to arrive at the scene by half.
Before launching Help Connect, Bosch conducted 18 crash tests that analyzed the characteristics of the accident in various scenarios, demonstrating the functionality of this system.
First, the emergency call service will be available for customers in Germany, but users will be able to communicate with the Bosch service center in German or English from other European countries, including the UK, France, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
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