Australian motorcycle helmet startup Forcite is looking for riders to act as test pilots for their ultralight but ultra-hi-tech smart helmet.
The smart helmet revolution is coming with several hi-tech helmets or add-on units hitting the market in the next few years, changing riding forever.
Not to be outdone by Silicon Valley and Asian tech wizards Alfred Boyadgis and Julian Chow of Forcite Helmets in Sydney are working on a helmet that will include a lot of technology.
If you would like to be a test pilot, simply click here and request to join their closed Facebook page.
When they reach 1000 members, ride and test days will be organised. “Test pilots” will be invited to attend and provide feedback. There will also be discount offers for those who join and the chance to win a helmet.
The official product launch will be in March 2019.
The carbon helmet will have an integrated camera system, navigation, intercom and active noise-cancelling.
Their custom camera system is based on body-worn video used by the defence force.
They also claim Forcite has developed “a totally new way to navigate, get alerts and locate speed cameras through a combination of software and hardware technology”.
Forcite helmets will include an electronically tinted visor that changes tint within a few milliseconds.
It sounds similar to the AGVisor system that changes tint in less than a second at the touch of a button.
The helmet is made of ultralightweight carbon fibre composite “unique to the Forcite range”.
They claim it will be lighter than most standard helmets even though it is equipped with a huge amount of technology.
“It has taken us three years of work to learn how to make this possible with the entire electronics package less than the size of a credit card,” they say.