Reevu originally made headlines when they made the world’s first motorcycle helmet with a built-in rearview mirror. Now they’ve taken it further; they’re building a helmet that also integrates a heads-up-display (HUD).
Reevu’s press release says their new helmet uses something they call Multiple Reflective Optics Systems (M.R.OP.S. for short). This lets them project information such as data from your GPS or engine diagnostics inside the helmet where the rider can see it.
However, the press release says nothing about any cooperation with motorcycle manufacturers on an interface between current or future production motorcycles and the Reevu helmet. That’s something some users would likely want to have before they invested in the lid, although others would likely be happy to simply integrate gadgets such as their phones or GPS units with the bike.
The press release says “Noise is an issue that visual electronic Data overcomes.” We’re not sure exactly what that means – Reevu might be claiming their system has an advantage over current in-helmet communication units from competitors that interface with devices with earphones and mic.
We saw another HUD-capable helmet teased recently, but the makers of that lid were asking for the public’s support in bringing it to market. Reevu, however, says their new helmet is commercially viable, and they’re not reaching out via Kickstarter or other such sites. Could the future of helmets really be just around the corner? We’ll see …