Today at CES in Las Vegas, Bosch and Vancouver’s Mojio unveiled a jointly developed, IoT integrated emergency response solution.
The new offering adds crash detection and emergency call (eCall) response to an existing connected car solution from Mojio.
Through the simple combination of a plug-and-play device for the vehicle’s OBD-II port and a mobile app, 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 Mojio’s portfolio of mobile network operator customers, including Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile US and Telus in Canada.
The new integrated emergency response offering 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 end result is an enhanced safety experience that senses collisions, assesses severity and triggers the appropriate emergency response.
For about $10 a month, this retrofit technology can be used in any vehicle, regardless of the make and model.
The crash detection algorithm from Bosch uses accelerometer sensor data from within a ‘made for Mojio’ 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.