Skully AR-1:Heads up Display equipped helmet company amasses Rs.14 Crores via online crowdfunding

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Remember the Skully AR-1 from the article Karan posted a couple of months back? The Skully AR-1 is the first helmet in the world to boast of a vertically integrated smart HUD display. It has technology which enhances awareness of its users by linking advanced optics to an intelligent network of cameras, sensors, and microprocessors.

Skully AR-1

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 sports 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.

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Back to the topic, the soon-to-be-launched motorcycle helmet has broken a crowdfunding site record, having amassed $2,278,049 (14 Crores INR), a whooping  900% above the initial target, becoming the most successful ever ‘wearable’ campaign on crowdfunding site Indiegogo.com

More than 1,700 AR-1s have been sold since the campaign kicked off on August 11 this year, with Skully offering the helmet in shades of matt black or gloss white in sizes ranging from S to XXL.

Skully founder and CEO Marcus Weller said: ‘We continue to be blown away by the outpouring of interest and support for the Skully AR-1.

‘The campaign has been a tremendous success and has been a true testament to the desire for innovation in safety technology. We look forward to delivering the AR-1.’

Source: Visordown

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