NUVIZ is finally ready to introduce the world’s first motorcycle helmet head-up display system is in its final phase before hitting the shelves ready for sale.
The HUD system uses an 8mp camera to fit 800 x 480 resolution images to the rider via its The LCOS microdisplay (Liquid Crystal on Silicon Microdisplay-based Projection Engine).
The asking price is at $699 (around RM2,997) which includes GPS, communication system together with video and image capturing capabilities.
After many attempts by various companies across the globe, the world’s first head-up display motorcycle helmet is finally ready to hit the shelves for sale. NUVIZ together with its giant financial support from Pierer Industrie AG who happens to be the parent company of KTM and Husqvarna are finally ready to put this revolutionary product into production.
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The HUD system for motorcycle helmets created by NUVIZ is no normal system with basic functions. According to a report made by Men’s Journal who had the opportunity to test out the actual hardware, the NUVIZ unit is also a fully functional GPS plus communications system that can be linked to your smart phone using Bluetooth connectivity.
What’s even more exciting about the NUVIZ system allows users to capture photos and record videos as well. The unit is mounted on the lower right hand side of the helmet and the display is set up on the lower right corner of the rider’s overall vision. It is said that the installing the NUVIZ unit which includes earpieces and microphone is no different than other in-helmet communication systems available in the market today.
With a touch of a button, the system boots up as fast as your phone and will be activated once the app is launched using your phone making it very user-friendly. The LCOS microdisplay (Liquid Crystal on Silicon Microdisplay-based Projection Engine) feeds full-colour images to the rider at an 800 x 480 resolution that’s able to adjust its brightness automatically depending on the weather conditions.
The NUVIZ unit also comes with a thumb controller that can be mounted on the left side of the bike’s handlebar which can assist in toggling between the GPS, Dashboard, Music, Calls and Rides. It is safe to say that the system has been tested and a lot of positive feedback has been gathered by NUVIZ. The best part is that the system can last between four to seven hours depending on what you use it for. Similar to your smart phone, bigger and heavier functions like video recording will seep out the battery life but four hours minimum sounds like a good deal to us.
Now, there’ still no news on when the NUVIZ HUD helmet system will hit the shelves but they’ve targeted for that to happen somewhere between June and September of this year. The introductory price is said to be at $699 (around RM2,997 after direct conversion) which makes it a bit pricy at first but a small price to pay for such great technology.
When you think about it, the system (if it works that well) can ultimately replace a number of riding gadgets like the sports camera, communications system, navigation and also the audio system which in total will cost more than what the NUVIZ unit has to offer. The future of motorcycling is not close, ladies and gentlemen. It’s already here.
Image source: Men’s Journal