Reducing Response Time to Motorcycle Accidents
We all know motorcycling is a dangerous activity. It’s a necessary evil and one that we can work towards reducing. Technology may be part of the answer, and the new device called RideSafe can help. After a crash occurs it can take some time before anyone alerts the authorities. RideSafe will automatically alert the authorities if you experience an accident.
Additionally, RideSafe records your ride data and shows performance numbers. It can also set a smart alarm that alerts your smartphone if someone moves the motorcycle while parked. The device is another piece of technology that’s quickly coming to the motorcycle industry. Although it’s not for sale, quite yet, the company’s Indigogo crowdfunding effort is now underway.
The device is about the size of a deck of cards, judging from the video, and once it’s connected to your bike’s power source it’s good to go. If you experience an accident, it will automatically alert the authorities to your location and a list of people you’ve chosen ahead of time.
There are a few smartphone apps that essentially do the same thing. With that said, I see this as a move in the right direction. I like the fact that it’s wired into your bike. Also, I have no idea how well an app can monitor this kind of thing, whereas a device specifically built for it probably will get the job done.
There might be a few people out there who feel uncomfortable essentially putting a tracking device on your own bike for privacy reasons. That’s a fair criticism, but one that’s quickly becoming less of a concern as more of us begin to live more connected lives.