A Russian startup is working on a cool new project that is being billed as a motorcycle helmet crossed with Google Glass.
The Moscow-based company, LiveMap, is developing a helmet thathas built-in navigation and a translucent display on the visor which offers directions, speed, time and a host of other information. This type of display is currently utilized by fighter pilots, but LiveMap is looking to make it mainstream.
Dan Farber of CNET has more details on the helmet's look:
"Unlike visor-mounted heads-up displays, which have been available for a decade, LiveMaps is fully integrated within the headgear and layers information in real space. The "augmented reality" helmet display includes a light sensor for adjusting image brightness according to external light conditions, as well as an accelerometer, gyroscope, and digital compass for tracking head movements. The digital helmet is also clever about minimizing distracted driving -- a map is shown only when the rider's speed is close to zero."
Struggling to find funds in Russia, LiveMap has taken to Indiegogo to raise $150,000.
LiveMap is looking to launch its helmet in 2014, and price estimates range from $1,500 to $2,000.
For more information on the helmet, check out this video.