We’ve seen several smart helmets in the past few months that offer things like integrated GPS or communications systems, but a prototype from Nand Logic seems to have leapfrogged much of that tech and added more.
The new smart helmet offers Bluetooth integration with GPS, phone and music integration, but also has features we have yet to see on other smart helmets. For instance, the helmet has built-in LED turn signals; the helmet uses GPS to sense when the rider is turning, and activates the signal. There are also built-in LED headlights and taillight. An ambient light sensor controls the brightness of these LEDs.
The helmet also has HD video cameras facing front and rear. Not only will these cameras record your ride, they also warn of imminent collisions, with built-in blind spot warning. If only every car was equipped with such technology …
There are lots of other bells and whistles with the Nand Logic lid – an external mic with wind noise cancellation that’s synced to the video camera, a built-in fan that automatically clears the helmet out when it fogs up, intelligent noise cancellation with siren and car horn recognition … this is a very ambitious project. We haven’t heard much about it in the mainstream press yet, but if this prototype continues development and makes it into production, we’re expecting the press to deem it revolutionary.