Triumph Motorcycles’ latest launch isn’t a new model, and neither is it a special-edition bike. This time, the British manufacturer has put out its own tracking and safety solution in the form of the Triumph SOS app. Unlike some other apps made by motorcycle manufacturers, this is a standalone platform for your Android or iOS smartphone, meaning it can be used for any brand of motorcycle.
What exactly does the SOS app do? Hosted on the Google Cloud, it will automatically deliver critical details to emergency services within seconds.
SOS uses your smartphone’s GPS location and other sensors to detect patterns consistent with motorcycle crashes or accidents. As long as there’s signal, the app sends GPS data, direction of travel, and medical info to emergency responders as soon as possible. Triumph assures that the app doesn’t send or record any info on the bike’s speed or telemetry.
To avoid accidentally calling the authorities, the app has some fail-safe measures in place, such as a built-in auto-pause system. It also gives the rider the option to cancel an alert through his phone or by riding along his planned route normally.
The Triumph SOS app is currently available in the US, Canada, Europe, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Those looking to use it will have to pay a $4.99 (around P240) monthly subscription fee, but Triumph riders in covered areas receive a three-month free trial.
Think this app could be useful here? Here’s hoping Triumph brings it in.
NOTE: This story originally appeared on TopBikes.ph. Minor edits have been made.