Crash App Possible in Farm Machinery?

xkuty - crash appWouldn’t it be nice to know if something happened to your family member while they were working in the field acres away from the house? The answer, yes!

A company in Spain has developed a new electric scooter that connects to a smartphone and alerts family members in the event of a crash. The companion app can access selected contacts within your phone to notify them of the accident and your location. Now, a scooter really isn’t an all-terrain type of vehicle and it certainly can’t harvest wheat or pull a livestock trailer but the concept is still exciting to us! Imagine this technology in a tractor, combine, or semi? Like the technology used by the Xkuty scooter and its companion app, if you rollover in the tractor or crash the semi, your phone could possibly alert your family and let them know!

Seems like a great idea to me, what do you think? Could this type of technology and companion app work for today’s farmers?


About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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