Russian startup company Livemap has received a grant of approximately $300,000 (14.7 million rubles) from the Russian Ministry of Science to develop motorcycle helmets with built-in GPS navigation and voice control.
By utilizing technology found in modern fighter jets, the helmet will project turn-by-turn instructions directly onto the visor.
Since the helmet has to accommodate for the integrated speakers and projection hardware, it will be larger than traditional ones. According to the company, the extra weight may be worth it because two 3000 mAh batteries that power the helmet will be able to last an entire day of riding.
The company plans to release a prototype in the spring, followed by a production-ready version in the summer, which will sell for $2,000. If you’re really interested,
Livemap is giving a $500 discount to customers who pre-order the helmet now.
If you want to get a better idea of what the helmet will look like, check out the video below.
Photo by: livemap.info
Read more on this new helmet at Visor Down.