Bosch launches new Help Connect emergency system

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Published on 22 June 2020 by Mike Waters

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Filed under Category: The world of motorcycling

Bosch has launched a new emergency call service which uses sensors to detect if a rider has been in a motorcycle accident and call for help.

Help Connect combines a mobile phone app with a bike’s Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and uses an algorithm to detect when a crash occurs at speed rather than from impact alone. It is intended to be more reliable than kinetic sensors, which could be inadvertently triggered by the bike falling off the stand.

In the event of an accident, a sensor triggers an emergency call to the Help Connect assistant who then tries to reach the rider to check up on them. If they are unresponsive or require assistance, the emergency services and the designated emergency contacts are notified.

Help Connect can also assist the emergency services with locating the scene of the accident by GPS. Because people often carry their phones about their person, this can be useful if the rider is thrown from their motorcycle and can therefore help the emergency services to locate them faster, especially in the dark or in adverse conditions.

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