Cosmo Connected, a french start-up has come up with the technological idea of a brake light mounted on the helmet which detects braking and sends alerts to the rider’s listed contacts in an emergency.
Attaching a warning light to the rear of the helmet isn’t new. Though Cosmo Connected team says that the Cosmo device has got more innovative applications to improve safety. With a weight of 150g and a magnetic clip, Cosmo Connected is a removable device and can be fixed to any helmet size and shape.
The important features of Cosmo connected device are:
Brake light – When the motorcycle slows, the brake light mounted on the helmet will light up, alerting the driver behind, since this light is at the eye level of the driver, unlike the brake light of the motorcycle.
Alert the rescue – For the first time, the eCall alert service is available to motorcyclists. The module is coupled to an application that alerts emergency responders in less than 3 minutes to improve the safety of the rider in the event of an accident.
Geolocation and medical data – If the module detects an accident, the rider’s geolocation and medical profile are sent to the roadside assistance service, which alerts the emergency services for an on-site intervention.
Tail light and warning – Constant red or flashing light (warning) to be more visible. Cosmo’s lighting modes are directly adjustable from the application.
Share your trips – The biker can decide to share his trips in real time with the relatives of his choice.
Informing family members – The rider’s relatives are alerted by the roadside assistance service in the event of an accident.
The Cosmo Connected is a waterproof device. Works on accelerometer sensor to detect deceleration, hence even if the rider doesn’t apply the brake the device will sense the difference in speed and signal the following vehicles. Powered by a 900 mAh Li-Ion battery, it claims to be good for up to 8 hours of operation.
The device also connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth which helps in sending emergency alerts via email and SMS to the listed contacts in case of accidents. It also alerts the nearby roadside emergency services with their medical information including medication, allergies, and pre-existing conditions to assist.
Currently, the product is in Kickstarter campaign. It is expected that the devices may come in July and will be available in the market in September 2017. Colour variants are shiny, satin and matte. Expected to be priced around $130 to $270 dollars depending on the colours and device material.
Source: Cosmo Connected