The Skully AR-1, a helmet with rear-view camera and an HUD on the visor.

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Technology is invading lives faster than the speed of light, what seemed imaginary only a decade ago, is a necessity today. The helmet is one accessory, which hasn’t gone through much technological transformation, except becoming lighter and stronger. Now, a company called Skully Helmets is pioneering advanced Augmented Reality technology solutions for the head protection industry. Founded in Silicon Valley in 2013, Skully’s human-centered approach to engineering has led to Skully AR-1, the first vertically integrated smart HUD motorcycle helmet for consumers. It has technology which enhances awareness of its users by linking advanced optics to an intelligent network of cameras, sensors, and microprocessors.

So if you envied Robert Downey Jr and his helmet which could talk and tell him things, as of now, the Skully AR-1 comes closest to make you feel like Iron Man. This DOT/ECE certified helmet has a translucent HUD in it’s visor that gives you a 180 degree view of the world behind and displays navigation. The helmet boasts of an advanced situational awareness system which feeds data about blind spots. It lets you pair your phone with it, so you can control your music, send texts, make calls, and change your destination, all you have to do is, talk to the Skully.

You can beta-test this helmet and approved beta-testers may be qualified to test a pre-release Skully AR-1 in advance of the official production release date. Click on the link below to apply, doesn’t matter which part of the world you live in.

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