Using an elaborate network of sensors, microprocessors, and a camera, the newly designed Skully AR-1 is able to deliver a Heads Up Display, with turn-by-turn GPS navigation, with information appearing approximately ten feet in front of the rider. The platform, called the Synapse platform, offers automatic infinitely variable focal distance, meaning that the GPS itself is clear no matter where the rider is looking.
The point of the AR-1 is to ensure that the driver is paying attention to all of the other vehicles on the street as opposed to averting attention to street signs, etc. The team also developed a rear-viewing system that gives a 180-degree view of what’s behind the rider. It is similar to a rear-viewing feature of a car, but instead of a tunnel effect it has a panoramic effect. It sits just below the GPS in the corner of the rider’s HUD. This allows the rider to see where he or she needs to go and check his or her blind spot, all in one glance.
The helmet is able to sync up to any smartphone via Bluetooth and has a battery life of up to nine hours.
The Skully AR-1 will go for $1,399 on Idiegogo, but the MSRP once it hits retail will be closer to $1,499.
Watch the Skully AR-1 in action.
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