Bosch has just launched its new Help Connect emergency call system that’s been designed specifically for motorcycles and scooters.
The Help Connect system works to automatically call emergency services when it detects an accident. Clever right?
Admittedly, it’s not the first system of this kind. BMW’s had its own eCall system for years and DGuard unveiled its SOS system a couple of years ago – but if Bosch is getting involved there’s a good chance we’ll see this technology being rolled out on a wider scale in the not too distant future.
The Help Connect system actually uses Bosch’s existing MSC motorcycle stability control. Its inertial sensor unit measures acceleration and angular velocity a hundred times a second – which means the Help Connect system receives up to date information on the bikes current position and angle of lean.
An integrated crash algorithm will also determine whether or not a motorcycle has been involved in an accident, or if it’s just been dropped in a car park. But if the Help Connect system does determine that there’s been an accident, it’ll transmit GPS information directly to the Bosch Service Center – and if necessary, to the emergency services.
For now Help Connect’s only going to be available in Germany – but Bosch does have plans to make it available in other markets.
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