Auto technology major Bosch has developed a new emergency call system for motorcycles, called Help Connect. The system automatically sends out an alert to emergency services in the event of an accident. Bosch says the system can cut the response time of emergency services by as much as half.
The Bosch Help Connect system features an ‘intelligent crash algorithm’ installed in the motorcycle’s inertial sensor unit. The system, along with the Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC), measures acceleration and angular velocity 100 times a second. In the case of an accident, the system detects the sudden change in speed and angular position of the motorcycle, and automatically sends out an alert via the Bosch Vivatar smartphone app. The Help Connect sends the rider’s exact GPS location and other details to the Bosch Service Center, which then relays the information to emergency services.
Bosch, for now, has introduced the Help Connect system for customers in Germany.