The AR-1 heads up display of real time info is projected as an overlay on top of the view of the real world.
Skully has come up with its AR-1 heads up display augmented reality helmet in order to help to decrease the amount of distraction that is experienced by motorcycle drivers while they’re on the road and they’re now looking for beta testers to help them to give the product more polish based on the use of real people in actual situations.
The voice controlled heads-up display (HUD) provides a tremendous amount of data to the wearer.
The Skully AR-1 is an augmented reality helmet for motorcycle riders that is controlled by the voice of the wearer and uses a heads-up display to provide the wearer with GPS instructions, music utilities, phone functions, bike data, as well as rear and side view video. It is meant to allow riders to be more aware of what is going on around their vehicles, the condition of their vehicles, and know where they should be going, without having to take their eyes off the road or become distracted by their various devices.
This is not the only augmented reality helmet geared toward motorcycle riders, but it is seeking beta testers.
Within the same categories but that are still under development are LiveMap and Reevu, whereas the NuViz is currently coming up with HUD displays for the helmets that are already in existence and being worn by motorcycle riders. That said, while those companies are still a year or two away from being added to the market shelves, Skully is standing out by approaching its very first production runs.
The AR-1 from Skully is designed to take safety into consideration as its very first feature. While it is being designed to offer a full range of additional helpful functions, when it comes down to it, it is a full face motorcycle helmet that is designed for ultra high performance. It has undergone rigorous testing in order to make sure that it meets or exceeds the safety standards of the ECE (Economic Commission for Europe) as well as for DOT (Department of Transportation).
It is made out of an aerodynamic fiberglass shell that is lightweight and has been wind tunnel tested in order to actually define its shape. The padding in the interior is meant to ensure that even under extreme conditions, this augmented reality helmet remains comfortable.