A campaign put on Kickstarter in late December 2013 by a company that has a product to make motorcycle riding safer by providing information to the rider via a heads up display or HUD so the rider can keep 100% focus on the road. Nuviz is the first to offer the first product of its kind in the industry and it looks promising as more like it will soon likely follow.
It’s simply amazing how far projection technology has come and with growing uses for them. First adapted for fighter pilots and eventually making its way into vehicles as a nice feature to keep eyes on the road. Now the tech has found it’s way onto our faces! The unit uses a LCOS Microdisplay to project information onto a small screen that is positioned to the lower right of the helmets visor allowing information to be stationed at the peripherals of the rider.
Unlike standard projection for home cinemas the HUD is developed to be used in all lighting conditions and seen in the photo above is very visible even in full day light. The controls to the HUD is said to be designed to work with gloves and can be placed wherever the rider feels comfortable using it.
The unit connects to your iphone or android device without any wires enabling you to use your navigation, check weather conditions, scroll through music, and check your telemetry at a glance as you are riding keeping your focus on the traffic for maximum safety. There is even a built in camera so you can take photo/videos of your ride.
Check out this video done by Cycle Sports TV
The campaign reached it’s targeted funding and a year after that at the end of 2014 have not shipped a single unit. We hope that projection technology in the industry will continue to improve.