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Start-up launches HUD helmet with integrated Alexa

Alexa in your helmet - incredible innovation or a step too far?

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Laura Thomson's picture
Submitted by Laura Thomson on Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:26

ALEXA is everywhere. She's in your phone, your home and now your helmet. 

That's right, a Taiwanese start-up has unveiled a new lid which features Google's voice-controlled personal assistant, as well as augmented reality tech. 

Jarvish launched its X helmet last year, and the X-AR is an updated version. It boasts the addition of a heads-up display, which will deliver information including traffic and weather conditions, smartphone notifications and media controls directly in the motorcyclist line of sight, without distracting them. 

A built in microphone and speakers will allow the rider to control this information using Alexa, for example ajusting media settings or asking for directions. With a battery life of four hours, the 

And thanks to a 2K full HD sensor on the back of the lid, the HUD will also act as a rear view camera.

It’ll have 16GB of built-in storage, for offline media, maps and video recording, which can be extended to 256GB with a micro SD card. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi also feature and the device, which has a battery life of four hours, is compatible with iOS and Android phones.

The Jarvish X-AR will be available from early 2019, with pricing expected to be more than $1,000 (£755).

Comments

I quote fromt the article -

"It boasts the addition of a heads-up display, which will deliver information including traffic and weather conditions, smartphone notifications and media controls directly in the motorcyclist line of sight, without distracting them" What a load of b0ll0cks!!!

If you need to see traffic conditions while on the bike - look in front of you. If you need know the weather conditions while on the bike - look in front of you. If you need to use your smartphone and media - stay at home on you couch and leave biking to people who are able to concentrate on enjoying their bike and staying safe.

There are enough distractions without $h1t like this ......

Because voice commands struggle terribly when moving, better than in cars mind, makes it even more distracting!

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