Automatic emergency calls that activate in the event of a crash are being installed in cars and some motorcycles and motorcycle helmets, but Triumph has now released a similar phone app that all riders can use.
Triumph SOS will detect if you have suddenly stopped and send an automatic emergency call that can be manually cancelled if you just happened to have dropped you phone or your bike and are not in any danger.
The service has been launched in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America.
Unlike the BMW SOS button on their K 1600 models which is yet to be introduced in Australia because of incompatibility with our telecommunications system, the Triumph system just needs to rider to install an app and ay a monthly $A6.99 subscription.
It is available to any rider, but Triumph owners get a three-month free trial.
Paramedics say the chances of survival of a rider in a crash are linked to the speed of contact with emergency services, making this service vital.
However, it will be limited by phone coverage which can be patchy at best in Australia’s vast outback.
The Triumph SOS app has been specifically tailored for motorcyclists, and monitors key sensors in your smartphone to detect and validate an accident.
The Google-Cloud hosted emergency alerting platform automatically sends the rider’s details directly to the emergency services within seconds of the accident being detected, following a unique validation process.
Details include GPS location, direction of travel, bike details, and medical information, but
Triumph confirms the app does not record or send any speed or telematics data to the emergency services.
Advanced features include sophisticated auto-pause technology to prevent accidental triggering so you can fully focus on your ride.
The app requires a rolling monthly subscription with no cancelation fees or long-term contract commitment.
Riders can download the Triumph SOS app now from iOS and AndroidApp stores.