Mojio announces vehicle emergency response solution at CES

At CES 2019, Vancouver-based Mojio and German multinational Bosch revealed a jointly developed emergency response solution which offers crash recognition and emergency call response to a current connected car solution from Mojio. The IoT solution allows vehicles tapped into the cloud to instantly contact and receive assistance from emergency services in the case of an accident.

This technology can be used in any passenger vehicle, regardless of make or model, for $10 a month. The technology can also trace a stolen vehicle and inform law enforcement and emergency services, while also offering access roadside assistance and parking reservations.

“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.

Bosch’s crash detection algorithm leverages accelerometer sensor data from within a specialized OBD-II device connected to a plug-and-play device to instantly detect and assess a collision, linking the crash data to Mojio’s cloud platform and generating appropriate emergency response alerts. Data such as case severity, vehicle location and crash time and is directed from Mojio’s cloud to Bosch’s emergency call system to facilitate the swift dispatch of emergency responders. A simultaneous alert is also sent to user-selected contacts through Mojio’s mobile app and SMS.

“Enhanced driver safety, and the peace-of-mind that comes with it, will be a powerful benefit of connected mobility.”

Almost one million consumers across Europe and North America have now upgraded their vehicles with Mojio’s mobile app. This technology is currently being offered to Mojio’s portfolio of mobile network operator customers, with early distributions to consumers by mid-2019.

“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.

Mojio creates software that can connect a user’s car to their smartphone. The company has developed a variety of connected car solutions including its mobile app and hardware cloud platform. Last year, it raised $30 million in funding from Iris Capital and Telus Ventures, with Mojio operating Telus’ connected car serviced, TELUS Drive+. Mojio announced its partnership with Bosch in June to co-develop integrated solutions for drivers, and this is the first joint connected mobility solution to be initiated since the two companies announced their strategic investment and innovation agreement.

Image via Bosch

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