Head-Up Display – Augmented Reality
Head-Up Display (HUD) is a transparent display presenting data without requiring user to look away from their usual viewpoint. This usually occurs when a rider looks down at the speedometer, which is sometimes on the petrol tank, taking their eyes off the road.
This is why it was named Head-Up Display. In air force helmets, the pilot could keep their eyes forward without the need to look down at the dashboard controls.
Air Force helmets have taken HUD technology one step further and integrated with Augmented Reality (AR).
AR HUDs can integrate with GPS systems, infrared cameras, the Internet, and mobile apps and transform your car windshield, helmet visor or even eyeglasses into an information screen.
NUVIZ HUD AR Helmet
I would like to now introduce you to NUVIZ Head-Up Display helmets.
NUVIZ is a fully-integrated (HUD) using AR technology, designed specifically for the needs of motorcycle riders.
This HUD AR technology produces a virtual image that floats in the riders line of sight, 13ft/4m in front of the eye. The virtual image is full color, crisp and vibrant in all lighting conditions and adjusts to brightness depending on ambient light conditions.
Allowing you to keep your eyes on the road, the handlebar controller can be positioned on your handlebar and is designed for use with a gloved hand.
The NUVIZ headset has integrated microphone that mounts inside your helmet and includes Onboard GPS Navigation, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter. Communication and Media devices.
The rechargeable 3,250 mAh Li-ion battery allows you to keep the NUVIZ powered for up to 8 hours.
NUVIZ fits easily to most full-face helmets using a curved helmet mount that is secured by a high-strength adhesive pad, similar to the adhesive pads used by most action sports cameras.
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The CrossHelmet is a next generation motorcycle helmet with sound control and 360˚ visibility that will transform your riding experience. The CrossHelmet includes CrossSound Control, the industry’s first sound control function, Bluetooth connectivity, and a dedicated smartphone app that gives complete control with just one touch.
CrossSound Control is a noise control system that reduces road noise to a safe level, reducing rider stress and fatigue.
Many helmets reduce peripheral vision and restrict vision to a narrow forward path. The CrossHelmet X1 has been designed to increase peripheral vision, which when combined with the Rearview Camera, create a 360˚ view.
The Head-UP Display shows navigation, weather and time via smartphone connectivity. Safety LEDs are mounted on both sides of the helmet for increased safety and visibility at night.
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What I love the most about these helmets is the safety advantage of 360˚ vision. The reason I prefer open face helmets in traffic is the wider view in my peripheral vision, which is obstructed in many full face helmets.
Benefits of Head-Up Display Augmented Reality Helmets
Head-Up Display solves the problem faced by motorcyclists that previously only car rear vision mirrors solved.
- 360˚ vision
- Keep eyes on the road
- GPS Navigation
- Communication with media devices
Disadvantages of Head-Up Display Augmented Reality Helmets
Here are some disadvantages of this style of helmet.
- There are people that would argue the display creates too many distractions
Be sure to read the following Haul N Ride articles to see how technology and creative innovation is changing motorcycle helmets forever.
The Reevu have taken advantage of non-electronic technology to achieve rear vision in a helmet, whereas, the Skully, the CrossHelmet X1 and the NUVIZ have developed Head-Up Display technology to improve rider safety and communication.
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