Zona Camera to replace motorcycle mirrors?

Camera to replace motorcycle mirrors?

A new helmet rearview camera system is safer than conventional mirrors, according to four-time World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty. In this video, the world champ says the British Zona camera system means he can concentrate on the road ahead while still keeping an eye on the rear vision via a screen in his periphery vision. …

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KTM invests in Nuviz-770 HUD technology

KTM invests in HUD helmet technology

KTM appears to be joining BMW in pushing head-up display (HUD) helmet technology that integrates with their bikes and other motorists. The company’s parent, Pierer Industry AG, has invested in American HUD company Nuviz, the first to offer an aftermarket HUD accessory. The funds will help the company release their device, the Nuviz-770, which includes …

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Seemore HUD unit

Seemore HUD to replace Skully?

Polish company Seemore plans to introduce head-up display (HUD) helmets in the wake of the controversial collapse of Skully Helmets in the USA. Rather than making the helmets, Seemore founder Gzegorz (Greg) Palmer tells us he is negotiating with three major European helmet manufacturers to include their HUD device. “We have great knowledge in HUD …

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FUSAR Smart helmet has unlimited range

Head-up replaced by eyes-up display?

Head-up display for riders has not died with the closure of American HUD helmet company Skully as fellow Americans FUSAR Technologies are developing “Eyes-Up Display”. Skully was the fastest fully-funded campaign on Indiegogo to reach $1 million, but now it has crashed and left customers likely to lose deposits. It has also set back head-up …

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Delays in HUD

Delays in rider HUD as Skully closes

Head-up display was promised as the next big thing in motorcycle helmet technology, but now Skully Helmets has collapsed amid a misappropriations scandal while other developers are holding off. Head-up display shows vital information either on the visor or a small periphery translucent screen. It has been a feature in luxury cars for a few years and was first used …

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Russian Livemap helmet developers

Russian helmet has ‘true’ head-up display

A Russian prototype helmet with head-up display is claimed to have “true HUD” while the Skully and coming BMW helmets and aftermarket devices from Nuviz and BikeHUD are basically like Google Glass with small inset screens. The Livemap helmet is still only in its second prototype stage, but company CEO Andrew Artishchev says they will have them …

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Samsung "Smart Windshield

Text, emails and calls on bike windshield

Samsung has made a “smart” motorcycle windshield that will display texts, emails, maps and tell you who is calling. Some may call it dumb! While the above video calls it a “new concept in road safety”, surely it would be dangerous to have long texts and emails on a windscreen, distracting our eyes for several …

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What is the future of smart helmets?

Smart helmets of the future may not only have integrated Bluetooth, GPS, communication, head-up display and noise-cancelling technology but also air pollution alerts! The first four technologies are now being offered in the Skully helmet, while the upcoming Sena will feature noise-cancelling technology. However, helmets seem to be capable of much more technology, according to …

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Skully AR-1 HUD helmet

Helmet laws delay Skully head-up display

The changing helmet laws in Australia have caused a delay in the delivery of the Skully AR-1 head-up display (HUD) helmet. The Californian makers of the world’s first commercially available motorcycle helmet with HUD say they have received more than 100 orders from Australia. While they originally said they would apply for the lengthy Australian approval process, …

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BikeHUD head-up display for motrocycle helmets

BikeHUD head-up display coming soon

Thanks to Australian readers of Motorbike Writer, the UK-based Bikesystems BikeHUD ADVENTURE Gen2 head-up display unit for motorcycle helmets now has a new slogan. Over the past couple of months we’ve been asking readers to send in their suggestions with the winner receiving a new BikeHUD Adventure unit worth $A400 and becoming one of the first in Australia to …

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