Homeowners of older Cowboy 2 and brand-new Cowboy 3 e-bikes will obtain a free software program replace that provides crash detection by the top of September. It’s an industry-first security function, based on the Belgian startup that lately took in €23 million for expansion.
Cowboy can detect a fall utilizing the bike’s built-in sensors. The corporate makes use of the velocity sensor within the wheel, the torque sensor to examine if drive is being utilized to the pedal, and the accelerometer to find out if an accident has occurred. The corporate says that its algorithm is ready to scale back the variety of false positives “near zero.” Emergency braking, dropping your bike on its aspect, hitting a pothole, or driving over cobblestones gained’t set off a crash response, the corporate says.
If a rider doesn’t affirm they’re okay inside 60 seconds of a measured accident, the bike alerts the rider’s emergency contact(s) with the rider’s real-time place on a stay map. Cowboy bikes are fitted with their very own SIM card and use correct GPS signaling for location monitoring (not GSM like VanMoof bikes). That not solely will increase the accuracy of monitoring a Cowboy e-bike exterior, it additionally permits the bike to inform emergency contacts when the rider’s cellphone isn’t out there or is damaged.
The Sports activities Grind Leisure has a Cowboy 3 in for assessment. Crash detection is simply one of many options we’ll be testing on this €2,290 (about $2,690) e-bike, so… want us luck?