July’s Featured Product: LiveMap

July’s Featured Product: LiveMap

With cars being more advanced, drivers can reference navigation systems and voice control using high-tech dashboards; however, motorcyclists still don’t have an effective way to use these technologies. Finding directions become really inconvenient for motorcyclists as referencing maps requires a roadside stop and GPS systems can be quite distracting. Aware of these problems, the team at LiveMap is looking to fund a project that will bring built-in navigation and augmented reality to motorcycle helmets, an idea which is similar to Google Glass but in helmet form.

The motorcycle helmet, currently listed on Indiegogo, comes with technology and features so powerful only figher pilots currently have access to. However using rapid prototyping and 3D printing, the team was able to develop a way to use the same technology. The project has already brought in a lot of interest and has financial backing and support from the Moscow Department of Science as well as several other Russian organizations. However, LiveMap is still seeking additional funding to bring the best product to market.

Similar to F-35 fighter jet helmets, the contraption will have a colourful and translucent picture projected onto the visor to create a clear and unobstructed view. The helmet will also come with its own interface, not iOS or Android, preventing users from watching videos or playing games while driving.

For long drives, the motorcycle uses two 3000-mAh batteries, a microphone for voice control and a digital compass for head movement tracking.

Similar to F-35 fighter jet helmets, a colorful, translucent picture would project onto the visor and create a clear, unobstructed view. It would come with its own interface — not iOS or Android — and prevent users from watching videos or playing games while riding. As well , in the case where a motorcyclist runs into trouble, the command “help” will notify local authorities about the problem.




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