Quin and RapidSOS have partnered to help first responders expedite and better prepare emergency responses in an accident. Quin was the first smart safety technology provider for helmet and vehicle manufacturers, and RapidSOS is an intelligent safety platform that routes life-saving data from over 500 million connected devices to over 5,500 Emergency Communications Centers nationwide. The service will allow critical information to be linked from Quin helmets and will be available to Quin motorcycle helmet consumers. The service will expand to cycling and additional outdoor sports enthusiast gear and apps in the future.
Through this partnership, Quin is the first solution to route rider, motorcycle helmet and crash data through the RapidSOS Platform to Emergency responders to provide-mission-critical data that summarizes the nature and severity of the incident before they arrive on scene. This service will be particularly impactful for riders who do not have an emergency contact set up in the Quin app at the time of emergency.
In August 2022, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a record increase in the number of traffic fatalities nationwide and pointed to motorcycle riders as being overrepresented in fatal traffic crashes – with an increase of 20% in the last decade. In an effort to champion NHTSA’s focus on ending traffic-related crashes, Quin and RapidSOS partnered to securely and automatically link life-saving telematics data to Emergency Communications Centers nationwide.
When the Quin system detects an accident, it immediately shares incident-specific data to telecommunicators to expedite emergency response. Riders can consent to securely link the following data with telecommunicators:
- Location of the incident
- Crash Impact Analytics: data depends on the Quin device being used, but for all Quin-enabled helmets g-force threshold crossed, speed at impact, speed change after impact, and crash extent is available at minimum.
- Rider Information: includes photo, name, age, weight and blood group.
- Vehicle Information: includes vehicle photo, make, model, year, color and license plate.
- Emergency Contact Information
The system identifies and connects data with the Emergency Communications Center in closest proximity to the site of the incident and directs any calls, including from those listed as Emergency Contacts, to that location.
“Quin has been helping motorcycle riders get help faster since 2018 when our smart helmets first shipped, and we are constantly innovating to address the ‘what ifs’ that inhibit riders from enjoying getting out on two wheels so that they and their loved ones have improved peace-of-mind,” said Anirudha Surabhi, CEO of Quin. “The integration with RapidSOS is an essential next step in ensuring that all the rich data Quin is capable of detecting, calculating and collecting is shared with the right stakeholders at the right time. We are excited to pave the way for motorcyclists now and for other verticals next year.”
“Safety is at the core of what we do, and we’ve seen a proliferation of tech companies and lifestyle brands adopt it as a feature in an effort to further provide consumers with a better experience,” said Michael Martin, CEO of RapidSOS. “Location data coupled with additional crash data adds a new layer of safety for motorcycle enthusiasts and is a game-changer for emergency responders in providing a more intelligent and informed response to an incident.”
In addition to its own range of technology-enabled road helmets, Quin’s advanced technology is also available in ABUS Quin cycling helmets, and will soon be available in snowmobile, snow, equestrian and other outdoor sports.