What if you could have the promise of the Skully or the new BMW HUD helmet in a lid you already own? Here’s a company trying to do just that.
Modern helmets are very good, but BMW must think they aren’t quite what they could be. So at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, the German motorcycle brand is showcasing helmets with Heads Up Displays (HUDs)—oh, and bikes with laser beams. I love the future.
With a 180° rearview camera, Bluetooth and futuristic styling, Skully Helmets is bringing a fighter pilot-style Heads Up Display to your everyday motorcycle ride. We're the first publication to experience Skully in the real world.
When most of us think of heads-up displays, our brains almost immediately wander into science fiction fantasies. And lord knows I've been fantasizing about a relatively inexpensive unit that will put turn-by-turn navigation on my windshield. Goodbye, awkward smartphone mount, hello, Garmin HUD.
No doubt the defense industry is one of the greatest technology incubators the world has ever seen. But does any of that trick fighter-jet stuff ever end up in the cars we drive? The answer is yes. Heads-up displays (HUDs), for one.
Organic light emitting diode displays are normally shown over a black background to provide contrast. This see-though Samsung display, however, does not, providing a creepy, holographic quality perfect for a high content heads-up display.
General Motors is building a prototype windshield capable of enhancing a driver's vision with lasers. No, this isn't the automotive equivalent of LASIK, but rather a system for identifying road markings and making them more visible to drivers during difficult conditions. The system is being developed with older…