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Cosmo Connected is Ensuring the Safety of Motorcyclists at CES



Cosmo LogoTechnology can do a lot to help keep us safe on the road. And that’s exactly what Cosmo Connected is doing with its rear-mountable helmet light for motorcyclists. Todd spoke to Roman at the Cosmo Connected booth during CES. Roman showed how his company’s smart light easily attaches to the back of a standard helmet (using magnets) to help provide visibility while on the road. Here are some highlights:

  • Connected brake light with built-in accelerometer, light is engaged when driver reduces speed
  • Built-in gyroscope can detect if the driver has fallen or been in an accident
  • In the case of a fall or accident, the light sends a confirmation to the driver’s phone to see if they’re OK, if no confirmation is received, the light will prompt an incoming call from an operator to check on the driver, if there’s no answer after two attempts, the operator will contact emergency services and the driver’s emergency contact
  • Cosmo Connected light charges via USB connection
  • The light can be set to flash mode so it can be used by bicyclists or other non-motorcycle drivers

Cosmo Connected is expected to retail for $99 for the light. The remote operator service may run between $2 and $3 per month.

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Vertix Wireless Helmet Communication



Wireless communication has been around for several years in the sport of professional bicycle racing.  Team managers use it communicate back and forth with their riders during races.  Vertix has it’s own wireless communication solution, but this one is added into motorcycle helmets.

The Vertix hardware comes in a couple of different styles so that it can be used with both full-face and open-face helmets.  Both the speaker and microphone can be easily mounted to almost any helmet.  In fact, they claim an installation time of only minutes.  The buttons can easily be tapped while riding to allow communication with other riders in your group or access to a cell phone.  The units can paired with a group of up the three riders, and of course between rider and passenger as well.  The published range for communication is 500 meters, but Vertix claims it can sometimes reach up to 1 km.  One final feature, a handlebar-mounted remote control will be coming out soon.  The MSRP is $160 and you can find out more at the Vertix site.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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