Motorbike Helmet with Voice Controlled Interface and Navigation System
Fighter pilots enjoy helmet-mounted displays or the Iron Man. Now perhaps you will also be able to enjoy it while riding your bike. You can wear Google glass while riding your motorbike and have all the information you need in front of your eyes but Google glass can not save your head in case of accident. A helmet can save your head, and display all the necessary information that you need in front of helmet glass. It won’t distract your eyes and attention from the road while driving. You can use voice commands and view live maps, motorbike’s current speed, direction information, weather forecast, places nearby and more right in front of you while driving.
The user interface is going to be minimalistic and simple. The list of of voice commands will be short, all commands natural and understandable by context. For the case the user is in trouble formulating a suitable command the help option is just a command (“Help!”) away. Overview map can be viewed anytime your speed is near zero (showing map at high speed is prohibited due to safety reasons).
Livemap helmet holds or will have following features:
- S, M, L and XL sizes
- Weight is about 1.4 kg
- Augmented reality for easy and user-friendly navigation
- Clearly visible focused image
- Full-color, translucent projected picture right on the visor like in a F-35 fighter helmet
- Provides unobstructed view
- Doesn’t distract attention and eliminates the need for a separate display
- Two 3000 mAh batteries for a long operation time
- Microphone for voice control that keeps both hands free for driving
- Two earphones
- Light sensor for adjusting the image brightness according to external light conditions
- G-sensor, gyroscope, digital compass for head movement tracking
- The picture changes according to the view direction
- Internet connection not needed for making routes. Internet will be required for downloading updates, traffic information, POIs and weather forecast.
- Minimalistic interface that will be used instead of standard Android interface.
- The helmet will be certificated according to the USA DOT, European ECE 22.05, Japanese JIS T 8133 and FCC standards.
Games and videos are not supported for safety reasons. Livemap helmet is still being funded and in production process. It will will cost $1500 and will be available in 2014.
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