Bosch, Mojio unveiled IoT-based emergency response solution
The new IoT offering is part of a joint strategic agreement signed by the two companies last year
Bosch and Mojio have unveiled a jointly developed, internet of things-integrated emergency response solution for vehicles.
The new offering adds crash detection and emergency call (eCall) response to an existing connected car solution from Mojio.
Mojio said that nearly a million consumers in North America and Europe have already upgraded their cars with Mojio’s white-label connected car solutions. These connected car offerings are deployed by network operator customers, including Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile US and Telus.
The new integrated emergency response solution combines a crash detection algorithm and eCall emergency services from Bosch with Mojio’s telco-grade cloud platform and white-label mobile apps for connected cars.
The new offering senses collisions, assesses severity and triggers the appropriate emergency response. The new IoT-based solution allows vehicles to be directly connected to the cloud, which enables professional help to arrive sooner in the case of an accident, according to the companies.
“Enhanced driver safety, and the peace-of-mind that comes with it, will be a powerful benefit of connected mobility,” said Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch in North America.
The new offering has a monthly cost of nearly $10 and can be used in any vehicle, regardless of the make and model. Existing benefits include Wi-Fi connectivity for the vehicle and notifications for engine issues and recall notices to make informed decisions on maintenance and repairs. It can also locate a stolen vehicle to inform authorities and provides access to additional services including on-demand roadside assistance and parking reservations.
The crash detection algorithm from Bosch uses accelerometer sensor data from within a certified OBD-II device to sense and measure a collision in real-time, communicating the crash data to Mojio’s cloud platform and triggering contextual emergency response alerts. The critical data, including the crash time, vehicle location and incident severity, is sent from Mojio’s cloud to Bosch’s eCall system to enable rapid dispatch of local emergency responders to the scene. In addition to the professional eCall response from Bosch, a simultaneous notification is sent to user-designated SOS contacts, such as family and friends, via Mojio’s mobile app and SMS, the two companies said.
“We’re excited to work side-by-side with Bosch to help save lives by creating a safer and smarter global driving community, enabled by IoT,” said Kenny Hawk, Mojio CEO.
The solution is initially being offered to Mojio’s global portfolio of mobile network operator customers, with early deployments to consumers expected by mid-2019 in North America and Europe.
This is the first joint connected mobility solution to be introduced since the two companies announced a strategic investment and innovation agreement in June 2018.