Comprehensive testing phases were required to make dguard capable of distinguishing between a crash and an extremely dynamic riding style. Before the eCall system became market-ready in 2016, the test team logged more than 60,000 kilometres on race circuits and roads in Germany, Austria, Spain, Scandinavia, USA, and South Africa. This is how we can guarantee that our product will work, even in the most extreme conditions.
Crash tests carried out at DEKRA
The independent testing organisation DEKRA tested the retrofit motorcycle eCall system in April 2015. Various crash scenarios were examinated at the Crash Test Centre in Neumünster in order to observe crash detection. In all scenarios in which crashes with passenger vehicles and other vehicles were simulated, the reliability of the dguard technology was impressive: The system is crash-proof up to 300 G. Since then, dguard has reliably completed more than half a million kilometres on public roads worldwide.
Comprehensive test phases: Extreme sports and everyday riding
The Berger family, owners of digades GmbH and other test riders from the dguard community continue to comprehensively test the eCall system as before, on three continents.
This includes acceleration and braking behaviour, cornering, and driving behaviour at high speeds. The metrics and test data obtained during ride conditions form a stable basis for dguard.