Livemap smart helmet

Smart helmet revolution coming

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.  A Russian-developed head-up display helmet has recently developed a new prototype and started taking orders for their helmet due on the market in 2018. The LiveMap HUD helmet will offer GPS/communications integration, voice-activated …

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Reyedr retrofit HUD unit for motorcycle helmets

Retrofit head-up display for riders

A New Zealand company is joining the head-up display revolution with a small and light retrofit unit for riders so they can keep their eyes on the road, not on their speedo. Auckland company Reyedr (pronounced rider) says their device can retrofit to the chin bar of any full-face helmet. It shows speed, navigation, distance …

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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 smart helmet

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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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 smart 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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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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Helmet safety

50-year flashback on helmet safety

As international-standard helmets are now approved in most of Australia, we thought we’d look back 50 years to helmet safety standards. Today’s rigorously tested helmets are made of tough and lightweight materials such as carbon fibre, polycarbonate plastic, fibreglass and kevlar in the shell with a polystyrene foam inner. Studies show that today’s helmets reduce …

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