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Motorcycle Helmet With Built-In voice control and GPS Navigation

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Posted December 29, 2014

Russion startup LiveMap created motorcycle helmet with built-in navigation and voice controlled interface.

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The team worked out a:

  • clearly visible collimated image is always in focus
  • full-color, translucent picture is projected right on the visor, it’s safe, provides unobstructed view, doesn’t distract attention and eliminates the need for a separate display
  • supposed size of the system fits a motorcycle helmet
  • 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)

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.

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Overview map can be viewed anytime your speed is near zero (showing map at high speed is prohibited due to safety reasons). The helmet will be certificated according to the following standards:
  • USA DOT
  • European ECE 22.05
  • Japanese JIS T 8133
  • FCC
Now Livemap plans to unveil its prototype in the spring, and to start sales this summer in its first market, the United States. The pre-order price is $1500.
Sources: LiveMap

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