Vodafone Smart Tech have announced the launch of the Curve Bike light and GPS tracker, to help cyclists stay safer on the roads.
The device combines intelligent lighting with GPS tracking and connection to Vodafone’s global network with the built-in Smart SIM, providing assurance that the rider is safer and that the bike is secure.
Other features include Security Mode with Movement Alerts that activate a siren (107dB) if the bike starts moving, sending location alerts straight to a phone and enabling the live location to be tracked in the Vodafone Smart App.
GPS tracking means the rider can also view each ride in the app, logging distance and duration.
Impact Detection and Help Alerts can also notify a rider’s trusted contacts if a fall is detected, sending either a push notification, SMS, or automated call to let them know where the rider is.
Consumer research undertaken by Vodafone revealed that poor visibility and dark conditions on the roads (53 per cent), fear of being hit from behind (44 per cent), poor bike security (26 per cent) and being in an accident unnoticed by others (26 per cent) are among the top concerns troubling riders in the UK.
Designed to meet riders needs on and off the bike, Curve Bike light & GPS tracker has been co-created with commuter cyclists across Europe. With a lightweight design, long-lasting battery, easy to set location zones and a security bolt to help prevent theft, the all-in-one bike safety solution combines form, functionality, and durability.
“Cyclists are often at the mercy of drivers. Curve Bike light & GPS tracker helps provide a safer commuting experience, that is reassuring for both them and their loved ones. Designed to help take care of both the rider and the bike when parked, it combines elegant design with an intuitive digital experience to give cyclists greater confidence as they ride" said Managing Director at Vodafone Smart Tech, Lutfu Kitapci.