Every year, more than 4,000 people die in motorcycle accidents. But companies like Skully Helmets are leveraging the power of technology to try to change that.
The Skully P1 is an innovative new motorcycle helmet unlike any we’ve seen, with a rear-facing camera and augmented reality to improve the driver’s situational awareness at all times. The rearview camera offers him or her a 180-degree view of what’s out of their field of vision – clearly, a huge advantage for all types of roads and highways.
On top of that, the helmet also features the Skully Synapse, an augmented reality heads-up-display built into the visor. The display appears to float about 20 feet in front of the driver’s vision, continuously providing them with information to keep them safely informed. The display can provide video from the rear-view display or detailed turn-by-turn navigation. It even works on those long road trips; its lithium-ion battery provides power for up to nine hours per charge.
The helmet uses the Android operating system to integrate with a driver’s smartphone to play music, make calls and use the nav system.
Skully is about to start a beta program for the helmet, so click here to find out more. It might be your only chance to try this helmet out, because we’re guessing it will not come cheap.