While the crustier curmudgeons out there may disagree, there are plenty of riders out there who’d be happy to own a helmet with HUD (heads-up display).
Now, a team of Russians is working on such a lid, and they’ve put together a few prototype pieces with help from various Russian innovation stimulation funds (which sounds, just a bit, like an oxymoron, but who are we to judge?).
The design they’re working on integrates a speedometer, turn-by-turn GPS navigation, clock, and more. It’ll be battery-powered, and the helmet itself will be certified to DOT, ECE22.05, FCC, and JIS T 8133 standards.
There’s just one problem: The designers need more money to get this project rolling, and that’s where you can come in.
If you think you like the sound of this kit, you can donate money to their efforts through IndieGoGo. Check it out! For $1,500, they will guarantee you one of the first helmets made. There are other, less pricey options as well.
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Let’s admit it: no one wants to be without porn access just cuz you’re out riding yr bike…Go futuretardation!!
My maw purchased a GM, years ago, with HUD. She always bought her cars fully loaded.
She did not know she had it, or what it was, or how to turn it on.
After a couple of years, I turned it on for her. After a couple of kliks, she wanted it off! LOL
Another answer to a question that nobody asked ?
Yes, I am a crusty curmudgeon….
That was for you … and Larry … and so on.
I like this idea, but there would be issues to overcome. For touring, it’d be a pain in the butt to keep the batteries charged. And you’d have to integrate some sort of tearaway to protect the visor, because if it’s integrated with pricy electronics, you’re not going to buy a new one every time it gets scratched. Most riders I know are are too cheap to buy new visors anyway, even without the technology implanted in them.
BUT – I can see this helmet having a lot of appeal to someone who wanted to, say, have a bike with no gauges, or wanted a top-of-the-line GPS navigation system, etc.