The world’s first commercially available motorcycle helmet with head-up display is increasing production to meet worldwide demand, including Australia.
The Californian makers of the Skully AR-1 have applied for Australian AS/NZS 1698:2006 certification, but there is no word yet on approval or possible costs. However, the DOT and ECE -approved helmet isn’t cheap, costing $US1499.
Skully says delivery will start in July, not May as originally predicted. With lengthy ADR processes in Australian it may not arrive until much late in the year, if at all.
If you can’t wait, you can pay $25,000 for a limited edition prototype in February with a second production SAR-1 helmet when it is available.
Or visit the Skully on-line store for a limited holiday sale.
If you order a SKULLY AR-1 smart helmet they will throw in a pair of limited-edition Skully AR-1 dog tags.
The Skully helmet has technology similar to Google Glass. Both are hands free and can display vital information in front of the user, without them having to take their gaze away from what they are doing.
The Skully AR-1 has a rear-view camera and navigation system that project information on to the LCD visor which can be lightened or darkened with a voice command.
The system also incorporates a conventional bluetooth communication for listening to music and taking/making calls from your phone via its built-in, hands-free, voice-recognition technology.