Smart helmets are coming and they are getting smarter by the day with the latest calling emergency if you crash and fitted with blind spot detectors.
For several years smart helmet concepts have been been revealed with hi-tech features such as the ability to display vital motorcycle information on the visor or a small periphery screen like in a fighter jet pilot’s helmet.
It has an array of colour-changing LEDs that link to the brakes and indicators for improved visibility.
The Bluetooth function allows music, calls and navigation instructions as well as making an emergency call in the event of a crash.
Several other smart helmets have included similar functions which have a manual override in case you drop the helmet.
Other features are GPS, an app with a geofence alert if the helmet is stolen, photochromic visor that adjusts tint to the available light and is compatible with voice command such as Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant.
The planned price is $US1200 (about $1750), but it’s not quite ready yet.
Tali plans a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to get it produced.
Given the controversy with the original Skully helmet, we would advise caution in supporting this venture.
There are other concerns about HUD which has taken a long time to get to market.