Skully Helmets introduces integrated HUD helmet

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A California-based start up called Skully Helmets have introduced their groundbreaking solution for future motorcycling, an integrated HUD helmet.

The idea of having a Heads-Up Display (HUD) system integrated into motorcycle helmets isn’t an entirely new idea as Nuviz and Bike HUD previously spearheaded it. But whilst those two develop add-on solution for existing helmets, Skully has an entirely different approach, spawning its stand-alone helmet system that internally incorporates the HUD display tech with other features.

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Called the Skully AR-1, the helmet features a 180-degree rear-view camera that gives riders a digital rendition of their rear view – a feature that sets Skully apart from its competitors. Next comes the on-screen turn-by-turn navigation displays, smartphone integration and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities.

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In addition to this, Skully will allow enthusiasts to add more abilities to its system as the firm confirmed plans on releasing a software development kit especially for developers. Besides that, the AR-1 is indeed a proper helmet as it boasts ECE and DOT certification, along with an anti-fog visor with a quick-release.

The only questions left are its price and when Skully plans on full market introduction of the AR-1. The firm reckons that will happen sometime this year, but while its competitor Nuviz retails its system at around US$600, expect Skully’s to cost anywhere upwards of US$1,000.

At present, Skully are welcoming riders to act as beta testers, and those interested can register online via the firm’s site. Check out a feature video of the AR-1 below released by the firm.

Source: Skully Helmets via Asphaltandrubber

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