The industry’s first GPS crash sensor won the grand prize in the fourth annual Kickstart New Product Contest held in conjunction with Dealer Expo. The GPSO Motorcycle Crash Sensor won the Dealer’s Choice Award. The sensor is a GPS tracking device that allows the owner to view the bike’s location, speed, distance, stops and starts. The sensor’s Biker Down feature alerts 911 when a crash occurs. The impact of a crash sends an alert to a 24-hour monitoring center, which then calls the rider’s cell phone. If there’s no answer, it will automatically activate the 911 system to send emergency medical services to the latitude and longitude of the crash.
The device also features anti-theft shutdown and is waterproof, allowing it to be mounted on motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs and PWC. MSRP is $349.95, and the device is transferable. For more information, visit www.gpso.us. For winning the prize, Nashville, Tenn.-based Recontrak GPS Systems will receive a free 10’x10’ booth at the 2012 Dealer Expo. All 10 Kickstart winners’ products were on display at the show, where attendees voted to select the winner.
The Top 10 Kickstart winners were as follows:
Houser Racing — Tree Hugger Nerf Bars
Kali Protectives — Naza Carbon Helmets
No Limit Wheels LLC — No Limit Wheels
ReconTrak GPS Systems — GPSO Motorcycle Crash Sensor
Risk Racing — RR1 Ride-On Lift
Risk Racing — FLEXiT Light
Sena Technology — Sena SMH10
Shorai Inc. — Shorai LFX Lithium Powersports Batteries
Twisted Throttle LLC — AERO ABS Sidecase System
Twisted Throttle LLC — On-/Off-Road Convertible Footpegs.
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews April 2011 issue.