Assistance Summons Device For Motorcycle Or The Like

A distress situation recognizing and remote assistance summoning device for recognizing a distress situation which may be encountered by a transport vehicle, and for summoning assistance via a wireless communications link is shown and described. The device may be self-contained in one unit and clamped to a tube member of the vehicle. The device includes microprocessor, a battery, a power cable connectable to a vehicle electrical system, accelerometer and gyroscope for sensing impacts, GPS capability, wireless communications capability for summoning assistance, an annunciator for annunciating transmission of an assistance request, a manual assistance request feature, a request cancellation feature, a delay feature delaying the assistance request, a visible and an audible beacon annunciating location of the vehicle, and a coverage annunciator signaling that the vehicle is in an area not in potential communication with a recipient of the request for assistance.

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