It was only a matter of time until the big names in the motorcycle business would either team up with the big names in the helmet industry. Skully used crowd-funding for raising up the money needed to complete the development of their AR-1 HUD motorcycle helmet. The project drew massive attention and massive support, with early adopters of this technology providing Skully with almost $2.5 million.
It has a rear-view camera mounted on the back that beams 180-degree live footage of what’s behind the rider to a head-up display at the front. Sensors and microprocessors in the helmet also allow the wearer to enjoy turn-by-turn GPS navigation, as well as voice control and, naturally, smartphone pairing so that one can take calls and select and listen to music all without the need to stop en route. The 1.8kg Skully also supports helmet-to-helmet communications. The AR-1’s E-Tint visor that uses an electrochromatic liquid crystal technology originally created for the military, which lets the rider switch the visor between tinted and un-tinted at the push of a button.