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
Enduro rider Paul Rossbach has tested dguard since 2014 in various stages of development with the goal of making motorcycling safer.
The Enduro Junior European Champion tested the automatic emergency call system for motorcycles in competition conditions and trained with the eCall system in order to provoke extreme situations that would have been too dangerous or impossible on public roads.
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.
dguard impresses with its variety of functions
The system’s algorithms are in constant development in an effort to improve dguard even more. Software updates ensure that your dguard is always state-of-the-art and that your safety is permanently guaranteed.
What distinguishes the eCall system by digades from other emergency call apps are its additional functions: The dguard anti-theft alarm notifies you with an alert on your smartphone as soon as the motorcycle is moved by unauthorised persons.
An additional feature is the dguard touring roadbook, in which you can record and display your rides in detail using the app. The route, speed, and elevation data for your tour can then be viewed on an interactive map.