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Making motorcycles safer with heads-up display helmets

Publication date: 06 October 2014

Continental together with the helmet manufacturer Skully Systems have produced a study on heads-up displays for motorcycles.

In cars, heads-up displays on the windscreen reduce distractions for the driver, in this way providing enhanced safety and comfort. The innovative study applies the same principle to the motorcycle helmet, thus taking the trend towards wearable devices to a new level. Information on navigation, road alerts, or motorcycle specific features such as the inclination angles are shown in the driver’s field of view. In the simulator the head-up display also assumes the task of the shoulder check and shows the motorcyclist what is happening in the blind spot via a backward-looking camera. The motorcyclist can concentrate on the virtual road and recognize critical situations more quickly.

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