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Busby safety app now available

The Busby road safety app is now available.

The app monitors the sensors in a phone in order to automatically detect incidents like a crash or a fall. If Busby detects an incident the rider will be asked if they’re OK.

They will have 30 seconds to move or respond before Busby assumes they need help. If they don’t confirm they are OK, their emergency contacts will be sent their location via SMS so help can arrive.

For every protected mile a user does with Busby, they gain ‘Busby points’ which can be spent on discounts on goods or services with its selected partners within ‘The Hub’ page of the app. Busby also offers a ‘Near miss’ button, where users can record when and where they have a near-miss with one click of a button.

It has also integrated with What3Words, a Daimler backed GPS system that accurately gives a location of 3m x 3m anywhere on the planet.

“We started developing Busby in 2016 after co-founder Barry, was out on his bike and involved in a serious incident with a vehicle,” said a statement.

“We thought, can we prevent the incidents from occurring? And, if they do happen, can we recognise them and send the location to emergency contacts and services.”

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