Spoke Chooses T IoT from T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to Pave the Way for Safer Cycling

Spoke chose T IoT from T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to pave the way for safer cycling
Spoke will use T IoT from T-Mobile for Business and Deutsche Telekom to connect and manage Spokeware – a unique hardware and software system that digitally connects cyclists and motorists to improve road traffic awareness and safety.
Why it matters: Cyclists and motorists are safer on the road when they are more aware of their surroundings. Emerging Spoke technology with T IoT connectivity aims to provide better safety by improving road awareness in the 5G era.
T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom announced today that Spoke, a mobility platform for safety, connectivity and rich rider experiences, will use T IoT to help cyclists and motorists share the road more safely. .
T IoT, a comprehensive solution for global IoT connectivity, platform management and support, will power the new Spoke hardware and software system to provide near-real-time information to cyclists and motorists on the road. , to help them reach their destination safely. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 78 percent of bike accidents happen in urban areas where cyclists ride close to traffic. Spoke is on its way to reducing these numbers by creating an ecosystem of IoT-connected sensors and cameras that provide cyclists and motorists with accurate and timely warnings via LTE and 5G. This will help ensure that bikes see cars “digitally” and more importantly, cars see bikes.

Don’t forget that last year almost 50 million bicycles were sold worldwide. Then think of the millions of connected cars on the roads around the world. Currently, the process of connecting vehicles to data requires a time-consuming and laborious business negotiation process with various network operators and IoT platforms. And cyclists and motorists apparently don’t care how the safety warnings are created or what jurisdiction they are in, as long as the warnings are timely and actionable — because the result often prevents property damage, injury, or ultimately saves a life.

T IoT provides network connectivity that spans a range of technologies to support nearly every possible IoT scenario today and tomorrow – including NB-IoT, LTE-M, LTE, and 5G – making it already optimized to help deliver near-real-time connectivity to scale. , in 188 destinations worldwide.

“The IoT supports the low-latency speeds and massive data needed to connect Spoke’s global network of hardware and software on the go,” said Jarrett Wendt, CEO, of Spoke. “That’s why Spoke will offer cyclists more than just rest. It will deliver a premium user experience with driving-enhancing features built just for them – such as traffic information, navigation, driving, and health. T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom’s leading innovation makes them the perfect teammate for the Spoke solution.

“Spoke are exactly the kind of customers, innovation, and global applications we envisioned when we launched T IoT earlier this year,” said Mishka Dehghan, senior vice president of strategy, products, and solutions, T-Mobile Business Group. “Spoke wants to use IoT and 5G for the good of the world, and with T IoT, they have the team and solutions to manage all their connections around the world – helping the most vulnerable on our journeys by connecting them to the mobility ecosystem. around them.