Stephan Kaufmann

Every day, there are about 80 accidents with scooters and motorbikes and at least two related deaths in Germany alone. RideLink is a retrofit technology that increases the active and passive safety of motorbike riders. The solution consists of a dongle which is connected to the battery and the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) of the motorcycle and an app which is installed on the user’s smartphone. The dongle measures driving behavior in terms of speed and road as well as weather conditions and gives advice to the rider via the smartphone app. If the dongle’s internal sensors detect an accident, it automatically sends the position of the bike via the cellular network to the rescue center, which immediately sends an ambulance. In addition to its safety features, RideLink offers a breakdown service, an anti-theft solution, and a routing and tracking solution.