Now here’s a really great idea and one I figured would have been, or should have been done much earlier – a motorcycle helmet with a built in heads-up display. Skully Helmets have designed and developed what could be the next evolution in helmet technology. They have incorporated GPS technology into their Skully P1 motorcycle helmet that also offers riders a rear-view feature, hands-free phone system complete with voice commands. It seems to be well designed enough to stay out the riders primary focus and field vision (not sure how).
The function is to have GPS mapping displayed so that it looks like it’s placed right onto the street or as if it were ‘floating 6 meters ahead’. Running on a tweaked version of Google’s Android OS brings Google Maps and other features to the Skully P1. All you need to do is hook your phone up to the helmet via Bluetooth pairing and you’re good to go. You can then use voice commands to perform a variety of functions like dialing numbers, playing music etc. a rear mounted camera will give you a quick view of what’s behind, though I’m betting review mirrors are still going to be preferred here. However this integrated camera is designed to offer riders a 180 degree field of vision which might make it easier when it comes to switching lanes. Think of it as Google Glass for your helmet. There’s no information on pricing or availability yet but rest assured, this Double O Seven styled head gear is undoubtedly going to be all the rage very soon.
[Via - Cnet]