It’s true that a motorcyclist can’t see his behind through a helmet while riding a bike. But Silicon Valley company Skully is going to make a helmet called AR-1 augmented reality helmet, that will come with voice-controlled heads-up display (HUD) and provide rear and side view video and more.
The Skully AR-1 augmented reality helmet offers a transparent Android-driven HUD display projected on the lower right side of the helmet’s visor. The HUD display can also be used to display GPS navigational directions, display maps, and interact with a Bluetooth-equipped smartphone. The GPS display comes with two interfaces, one very simple to indicate the occasional turn, while the other is reserved for more complex trips.
The helmet’s sensor array includes a rear view camera with a 180 degree field of view, allowing the rider to concentrate on the road ahead while still maintaining situational awareness. The helmet also includes an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a thermometer, and a compass. Besides, the helmet has been rigorously tested to ensure that it meets both Department of Transport (DOT )and Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) safety standards. The helmet is lightweight and its inner pads keep let the helmet stay in place during accidents.
Skully will start production of this helmet soon. It is expected that the helmet will cost around $1,000. But you can sign up now as a potential beta tester for the Skully AR-1. Here’s the video of the Skully AR-1 augmented reality helmet that the company has released.
Source: Skully Helmets