Motorcycle safety is not all about the rider’s skills and keeping the proper distance in traffic. The vehicle and equipment design have a major impact on avoiding fatalities as well. As technology evolves we see more and more of it’s applications into the road safety field.
The Skully Motorcycle Helmet is a DOT & ECE safety approved moto helmet that implements the Heads Up Display (HUD) technology into the visor allowing the rider to safely follow GPS navigation, listen music or answer quick calls without taking his eyes of the road – also check the Reevu Rear View Mirror Motorcycle Helmet and Predator Moto helmet we featured earlier.
The helmet integrates a 180 degree rear view camera which display rear and side images on the visor’s left hand lower corner HUD and features full Bluetooth integration with smartphones allowing the rider to control music, send texts, make calls, and change your destination all hands-free, by voice commands.The helmet is equipped with anti-fog, anti-scratch and anti-glare face shield and has a battery lifetime of around 9 hours of usage between charges.
There’s a bad news and a good news with all this – the bad news is that the Skully HUD helmet will only hit the market somewhere in 2014. The good news is that it’s manufacturer is taking inscription for a beta testing program – so you get a cool chance to try it before it even gets to the masses.
What’s your take on installing a HUD into a moto helmet? Will it be an added safety feature or an extra distraction (think about music, and making calls while riding bike). Let’s hear you int he comments…