Panic Alert feature for Strava app

I was recently riding my bike around some countryside footpaths and I came off my bike. I had no idea where I was and was unable to carry on riding my bike, but thanks to your app I was able to locate myself and call for help, as Strava was tracking my route. It made me wonder what would happen if I lost consciousness though. There was no one around, and I was near no main roads. I could have been lying there for hours and no one would know where I was or what had happened. 

My idea is a panic alert/notification. When the app records that you haven't moved location (via GPS tracking) for over 10 minutes it should first send a notification to the users phone, and if that is not responded to then perhaps a relative or close friend. This should send them their exact location and then they can arrange help to be sent to the user, in case they have fallen off their bike and are unconscious somewhere. 

I think this could be a great asset to this already wonderful app and could really help someone when they're in need; it could even save someone's life. 

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    A project around sharing your location as a safety feature is currently being explored. Please leave us any additional feedback on this specifically, and we'll post here with future updates. 

     

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  • There are some similar discussions found in the suggestion forum here.

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  • Seems like the other thread is more interested in finding partners during a ride and less interested in the safety aspect.   This is more of a kitestring solution, but one that sends out the last known position for even easier tracking.

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  • So if I'm running Strava on my phone everything is there to be able to save someone's life in case they wipeout. Accelerometers should be able to detect the bike or rider going down depending  on where the phone might be, pocket or mounted. Speakers to alert rider that Strava is about to send a rider down message. GPS and cellular data to send important details to Significant Other, or the appropriate authorities. I was hoping for a Bike Spike, but they haven't updated in a few years so a safety aspect to Strava would be excellent.

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