Hero MotoCorp on Wednesday took a big step towards providing its customers with new-age solutions for staying technologically advanced while riding their two-wheelers by launching HeroConnect at an introductory price of ₹4,999. In its first rollout, HeroConnect has been brought to four two-wheelers - XPulse 200, Pleasure+, Passion XPRO and HF Deluxe.
Hero Connect is a a cloud-based solution which seeks to provide a smarter riding experience to customers, said Hero MotorCorp in a press statement. It will soon be launched across segments and offers features such as Live Tracking, Topple Alerts, Tow Away Alert, Geo Fence Alert, Speed Alert, among others. Hero further claims that the technology allows for riding insights based on the customer's behavioral patterns. Logs are kept and maintained for assistance with trip analysis.
Malo Le Masson, Head of Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, states that HeroConnect becomes an additional reason to choose from a range of bikes from the manufacturer. "“Following the XPulse 200, the first motorcycle to offer connectivity through mobile phone to riders, Hero Connect offers the next level of connectivity," he said. "With this new cloud-enabled service we aim to enhance the riding experience of our customers, at the same time making their overall experience safer and smarter."
HeroConnect makes use of telematics hardware with a built-in SIM that is fitted securely in the bike. Cellular network is used for communication between the device and the app on the rider's phone. The data will make use of cloud storage and will be relayed to the mobile.