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Title: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on February 26, 2014, 12:48:18 PM
Website...

https://livemap.info/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCfjX-KEWmA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

LiveMap is a Russian company that is developing another high tech helmet for those of us that wear them.

If you missed the thread on HDBitchin on the Skully AR-1 you might want to also check that one out if the above helmet from Russia is to your liking.

Skully AR-1 thread...

http://hdbitchin.com/index.php?topic=916.0



Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: the727doctor on May 21, 2014, 10:47:15 AM
No more excuses like"I made a wrong turn"  ???  or" I followed the directions but ended up at a bar".  :o   8)
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: r_k_dragon on May 21, 2014, 03:38:11 PM
I did sign on for the beta testing, but they must have lost my number!!  Just waiting to actually see one of these!
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: bc45 on May 31, 2014, 09:46:52 PM
Wow that is a lot of cash for a helmet
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on March 10, 2015, 07:59:13 PM
Here is an updated story on this helmet that I found on RideApart's website.

https://rideapart.com/articles/interview-livemap-hud-motorcycle-helmet
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on August 13, 2016, 08:04:15 AM
Here is an update on Livemap. This recently released video shows a prototype that they plan to unveil at CES 2017 in Las Vegas in January.

https://youtu.be/_bwkjautqVI

The different ways to apply the technology is discussed in this video. 

https://youtu.be/Cl35biB7iF0
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: NoSuperSlabs on August 15, 2016, 10:55:05 AM
With Skully going bankrupt and allegedly squandering the $2.5 million in Indiegogo funding it makes it harder for any of these companies that are still looking for investors to get good financial backing. 
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on July 19, 2017, 10:22:50 AM
As you might recall NUVIZ just finished their development and are now delivering their HUD unit that attaches to the outside of your helmet. Today we have more good news in the high tech Helmet market. We now have the folks at LiveMap making an announcement about their HUD helmet.

Instead of a HUD that attaches to your existing helmet like NUVIZ has done, LiveMap would like to sell you a helmet with their HUD technology inside a helmet. Nothing hanging out in the wind. LiveMap has tucked everything away inside their helmet in a neat package.

Anyway they are back in news making us all aware again that they are taking deposits on their high tech helmet that will deliver in 2018. They have an early bird price for pre-orders that will drop the price from $2000 to $1500. To pre-order you must give them a deposit of $500.

http://www.livemap.info/

New video follows...

https://youtu.be/le3v-RpUjLM
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: r_k_dragon on July 20, 2017, 09:51:18 AM
You know, I'm liking these little clips more and more!  I'd like to know how the weight compares between what I have and this new LIVEMAP.  I'll keep watching.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on July 20, 2017, 09:57:15 AM
You know, I'm liking these little clips more and more!  I'd like to know how the weight compares between what I have and this new LIVEMAP.  I'll keep watching.
As you might know, I follow this stuff pretty closely. Well last night I did a pre-order of the LiveMap. I will post some detailed thoughts about my decision later today.

I read some things about the weight in the research that I did and I will share that if I can find it.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: r_k_dragon on July 20, 2017, 10:00:15 AM
Okay!  You could tell I was thinking about doing just that, right?  So, I'll just hang on for the time being, for you to size it up!
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on July 20, 2017, 10:10:35 AM
Okay!  You could tell I was thinking about doing just that, right?  So, I'll just hang on for the time being, for you to size it up!
Well if you are interested I can see why. I think this helmet is going to be a great product.

I spent about 4 hours on their website yesterday. I read everything I could read and I also sent in some questions that the Founder of LiveMap came back and personally answered for me. In fact he went on to answer several other emails that I sent him after the initial email with several questions. We ended up exchanging about 5 emails and he satisfied my questions enough that I went on to make a pre-order.

A bit later when I have more time I will share some of what I learned.

Not pushing anyone but the $500 off deal is only good if you place an order by August 1st.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: FerrousBueller on July 20, 2017, 12:01:04 PM
Well if you are interested I can see why. I think this helmet is going to be a great product.

I spent about 4 hours on their website yesterday. I read everything I could read and I also sent in some questions that the Founder of LiveMap came back and personally answered for me. In fact he went on to answer several other emails that I sent him after the initial email with several questions. We ended up exchanging about 5 emails and he satisfied my questions enough that I went on to make a pre-order.

A bit later when I have more time I will share some of what I learned.

Not pushing anyone but the $500 off deal is only good if you place an order by August 1st.

  This technology is very exciting to me!  I can hardly wait to lay hands on the LiveMap, Nuviz or, what we'll see in the near future.  In the meantime I'll look forward to reading what you have to share.

Cheers,
Ferrous
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on July 20, 2017, 03:35:52 PM
As previously said, I preordered a LiveMap Hero helmet and here is my reasons.

I have been watching the various startups and other established companies that have come forward and said that they would be developing these HUD devices. If you have been watching this unfold you will note that this LiveMap thread dates back to February 2014.

Besides this LiveMap thread on the forum we have also shared these 7 others…

BIKEHUD by BIKESYSTEMS
http://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,3018.0.html

Skully AR-1, the helmet of the future? (coming in 2014)
http://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,916.0.html

Smallest flexible motorcycle Head-Up Display with cameras (NUVIZ thread)
http://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,2272.0.html

Another High Tech Helmet - Encephalon by Nand Logic
http://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,2931.0.html

High Tech Helmet from Ninox Genesis
https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,3182.0.html

REYEDR Motorcycle HUD
https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,4738.0.html

BMW look to the future with heads-up display helmet
https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,3335.0.html

Including this LiveMap thread that makes 8 high tech helmets that have been talked about here on HDBitchin and maybe we could say 9 if we throw in the high tech windshield that Samsung announced that they were working on…

Samsung Smart Windshield for Motorcycles
https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,3554.0.html

My point is that many people are talking about what they might do but few have delivered except NUVIZ which is a “glue on” micro prism that is not a HUD in my opinion. It would be a “Look Down Display” not a “Head Up Display” since the NUVIZ is mounted (glued) to the right side of your view and below your field of view. On the other hand, the LiveMap is a HUD. Meaning it is a “heads up” true “Look Thru” display.

I was actually very close to buying a NUVIZ and since they are delivering now I would have had it in my hands and glued to my helmet within days. Instead I pre-ordered a LiveMap Hero helmet that I won’t take delivery of until sometime in the 2nd Quarter 2018. Why buy something that is a year away? I think the LiveMap Hero helmet is far better and I believe in the guy running the company. Keep reading for my further explanation.

Some of you know I have setup a newsfeed that gives me all manner of motorcycle breaking news from around the internet. This newsfeed is helps me find news that I can share here on HDBitchin. In my newsfeed yesterday I saw that LiveMap was announcing the recent successful showing of a 3rd prototype and they were taking preorders. So I went to the news stories that the motorcycle community was sharing and then went to the LiveMap website.

As said in my earlier post I spent more than 4 hours reading their website and their Facebook page. During the early hours of my reading I also sent off an email from the LiveMap website’s “Contact Us” page. I had several questions that I wanted to ask that my research wasn’t revealing the answers to. Probably an hour or so after I sent my “Contact Us” form, the Founder of LiveMap, Andrew Artishchev, replied to my questions. Wow, very impressive service, the founder of the company was answering me.

Andrew and I went on to exchange several more emails in which he addressed each of my questions very thoroughly. That one-on-one exchange impressed me and convinced me that he and his company would deliver a product that I wanted to own. I placed a preorder.

Here is some of what I found out with my questions to Andrew and also from the research on their Facebook page and website.

They are building a true HUD that you look thru not down. They are not using a small prism or micro LED display that is below your Field of View (FOV). It is a HUD with a wide FOV that has information that is projected out in front of you at 20 meters which will allow you to look out in front of where you are riding and stay focused on the things that are out at that distance and beyond but still have HUD info in focus in your safety zone FOV.

The helmet itself will weigh 3.6 lbs. On their Facebook page, LiveMap said that the optics and tech that they are installing only add about 100 grams to the helmet.

The helmet’s visor is a Transitions Photochromatic type of visor which automatically darkens in sunlight and lightens in night conditions

The technology installed as part of the overall helmet package will be certified to ECE 22.05 and DOT requirements.

The helmet manufacturer is a high end manufacturer that can’t be disclosed as they have a Non-Disclosure Agreement that won’t allow them to reveal who is making this helmet for them. Andrew said you will be impressed with the helmet.

The video camera is 4K capable and has a 64gb flash storage which you can download video files of your rides by USB cable.

The GPS is onboard the helmet. GPS maps are loaded into the flash memory and will have update service from http://here.com . The good thing with this is you aren’t going back with a Bluetooth or WiFi connection to your smartphone and killing your data plan and battery life just to navigate. It is a standalone GPS in this helmet. In addition to the GPS inside the helmet you have other sensors such as a digital compass, accelerometer, gyroscope and a light sensor to adjust brightness level of the picture in head up display.

The helmet is voice controlled like the Siri technology that you have on Apple phones. You just speak commands. For example, you might say “navigate” and then “destination” and then say “123 Main Street, Anytown AZ” and it will bring it up for you. Similar voice commands I would “assume” would be used for the video camera, music and telephone control. One of the videos above shows them testing the voice commands.

Battery life isn’t a great point but the life of the battery between charges will depend on what you are doing with the helmet. The more things you do at once the quicker the drain on the battery. For example, if you record video in 4K versus 1080 the battery will have different power draws. If you navigate and do video recording and listen to music it will take a toll on the battery very quickly. It was said that with just navigation running the battery might last 3 hours. With navigation and video recording going on at the same time it might last 2 hours.

Good news is that the helmet can be plugged into a USB connector that will charge it and let it run at the same time during the ride. I asked Andrew if something like this would work and he indicated that it would. This is a link to a Battery Tender USB pigtail…

http://products.batterytender.com/Accessories/USB-Charger-QDC.html

On my two motorcycles the Battery Tender pigtail is down near my left hip tucked under the motorcycle seat. I can envision easily connecting USB cable for power while I ride. BTW Andrew says the battery incorporates a fast charging protocol.

So, I am willing to wait for LiveMap. When it comes my GoPro and all the extras I bought to make it work will be put up for sale.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: r_k_dragon on July 20, 2017, 03:40:44 PM
Well if you are interested I can see why. I think this helmet is going to be a great product.

I spent about 4 hours on their website yesterday. I read everything I could read and I also sent in some questions that the Founder of LiveMap came back and personally answered for me. In fact he went on to answer several other emails that I sent him after the initial email with several questions. We ended up exchanging about 5 emails and he satisfied my questions enough that I went on to make a pre-order.

A bit later when I have more time I will share some of what I learned.

Not pushing anyone but the $500 off deal is only good if you place an order by August 1st.



Yes, I am watching the date, spent the time and liked what I read and saw, but did not ask further.  So, any extra info you might have I would appreciate!  I am concerned about the weight though!  Thanks Larry.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on July 20, 2017, 04:04:17 PM
Yes, I am watching the date, spent the time and liked what I read and saw, but did not ask further.  So, any extra info you might have I would appreciate!  I am concerned about the weight though!  Thanks Larry.
You must have missed it, I posted the details just above your post. Click the below link...

https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,1391.msg46973.html#msg46973

As said in that post the helmet will weigh in at 3.6 lbs. The camera and HUD optics are said to only add in 100 grams.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: r_k_dragon on July 20, 2017, 05:02:28 PM
You must have missed it, I posted the details just above your post. Click the below link...

https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,1391.msg46973.html#msg46973

As said in that post the helmet will weigh in at 3.6 lbs. The camera and HUD optics are said to only add in 100 grams.

Nice!  I can do another 100 grams.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: FerrousBueller on July 20, 2017, 09:03:53 PM
As previously said, I preordered a LiveMap Hero helmet and here is my reasons.

I have been watching the various startups and other established companies that have come forward and said that they would be developing these HUD devices. If you have been watching this unfold you will note that this LiveMap thread dates back to February 2014.

Besides this LiveMap thread on the forum we have also shared these 7 others…

BIKEHUD by BIKESYSTEMS
http://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,3018.0.html

Skully AR-1, the helmet of the future? (coming in 2014)
http://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,916.0.html

Smallest flexible motorcycle Head-Up Display with cameras (NUVIZ thread)
http://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,2272.0.html

Another High Tech Helmet - Encephalon by Nand Logic
http://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,2931.0.html

High Tech Helmet from Ninox Genesis
https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,3182.0.html

REYEDR Motorcycle HUD
https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,4738.0.html

BMW look to the future with heads-up display helmet
https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,3335.0.html

Including this LiveMap thread that makes 8 high tech helmets that have been talked about here on HDBitchin and maybe we could say 9 if we throw in the high tech windshield that Samsung announced that they were working on…

Samsung Smart Windshield for Motorcycles
https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,3554.0.html

My point is that many people are talking about what they might do but few have delivered except NUVIZ which is a “glue on” micro prism that is not a HUD in my opinion. It would be a “Look Down Display” not a “Head Up Display” since the NUVIZ is mounted (glued) to the right side of your view and below your field of view. On the other hand, the LiveMap is a HUD. Meaning it is a “heads up” true “Look Thru” display.

I was actually very close to buying a NUVIZ and since they are delivering now I would have had it in my hands and glued to my helmet within days. Instead I pre-ordered a LiveMap Hero helmet that I won’t take delivery of until sometime in the 2nd Quarter 2018. Why buy something that is a year away? I think the LiveMap Hero helmet is far better and I believe in the guy running the company. Keep reading for my further explanation.

Some of you know I have setup a newsfeed that gives me all manner of motorcycle breaking news from around the internet. This newsfeed is helps me find news that I can share here on HDBitchin. In my newsfeed yesterday I saw that LiveMap was announcing the recent successful showing of a 3rd prototype and they were taking preorders. So I went to the news stories that the motorcycle community was sharing and then went to the LiveMap website.

As said in my earlier post I spent more than 4 hours reading their website and their Facebook page. During the early hours of my reading I also sent off an email from the LiveMap website’s “Contact Us” page. I had several questions that I wanted to ask that my research wasn’t revealing the answers to. Probably an hour or so after I sent my “Contact Us” form, the Founder of LiveMap, Andrew Artishchev, replied to my questions. Wow, very impressive service, the founder of the company was answering me.

Andrew and I went on to exchange several more emails in which he addressed each of my questions very thoroughly. That one-on-one exchange impressed me and convinced me that he and his company would deliver a product that I wanted to own. I placed a preorder.

Here is some of what I found out with my questions to Andrew and also from the research on their Facebook page and website.

They are building a true HUD that you look thru not down. They are not using a small prism or micro LED display that is below your Field of View (FOV). It is a HUD with a wide FOV that has information that is projected out in front of you at 20 meters which will allow you to look out in front of where you are riding and stay focused on the things that are out at that distance and beyond but still have HUD info in focus in your safety zone FOV.

The helmet itself will weigh 3.6 lbs. On their Facebook page, LiveMap said that the optics and tech that they are installing only add about 100 grams to the helmet.

The helmet’s visor is a Transitions Photochromatic type of visor which automatically darkens in sunlight and lightens in night conditions

The technology installed as part of the overall helmet package will be certified to ECE 22.05 and DOT requirements.

The helmet manufacturer is a high end manufacturer that can’t be disclosed as they have a Non-Disclosure Agreement that won’t allow them to reveal who is making this helmet for them. Andrew said you will be impressed with the helmet.

The video camera is 4K capable and has a 64gb flash storage which you can download video files of your rides by USB cable.

The GPS is onboard the helmet. GPS maps are loaded into the flash memory and will have update service from http://here.com . The good thing with this is you aren’t going back with a Bluetooth or WiFi connection to your smartphone and killing your data plan and battery life just to navigate. It is a standalone GPS in this helmet. In addition to the GPS inside the helmet you have other sensors such as a digital compass, accelerometer, gyroscope and a light sensor to adjust brightness level of the picture in head up display.

The helmet is voice controlled like the Siri technology that you have on Apple phones. You just speak commands. For example, you might say “navigate” and then “destination” and then say “123 Main Street, Anytown AZ” and it will bring it up for you. Similar voice commands I would “assume” would be used for the video camera, music and telephone control. One of the videos above shows them testing the voice commands.

Battery life isn’t a great point but the life of the battery between charges will depend on what you are doing with the helmet. The more things you do at once the quicker the drain on the battery. For example, if you record video in 4K versus 1080 the battery will have different power draws. If you navigate and do video recording and listen to music it will take a toll on the battery very quickly. It was said that with just navigation running the battery might last 3 hours. With navigation and video recording going on at the same time it might last 2 hours.

Good news is that the helmet can be plugged into a USB connector that will charge it and let it run at the same time during the ride. I asked Andrew if something like this would work and he indicated that it would. This is a link to a Battery Tender USB pigtail…

http://products.batterytender.com/Accessories/USB-Charger-QDC.html

On my two motorcycles the Battery Tender pigtail is down near my left hip tucked under the motorcycle seat. I can envision easily connecting USB cable for power while I ride. BTW Andrew says the battery incorporates a fast charging protocol.

So, I am willing to wait for LiveMap. When it comes my GoPro and all the extras I bought to make it work will be put up for sale.

@HDBitchin (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=1),

  I think if I had your money I'd just throw mine away!

  That's some interesting reading and research you've done.  It never occurred to me the difference between a true HUD and something out of your field of view... Interesting!
  In either case I would have to be able to lay hands on the products before purchasing them.

Here's another product I've been following, due out in the first quarter of 2018 Intelligent Cranium Helmets
http://www.intelligentcraniumhelmets.com/
Still not a true HUD, but possibly another choice.

Cheers,
Ferrous
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on July 20, 2017, 09:26:53 PM
@HDBitchin (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=1),

  I think if I had your money I'd just throw mine away!

  That's some interesting reading and research you've done.  It never occurred to me the difference between a true HUD and something out of your field of view... Interesting!
  In either case I would have to be able to lay hands on the products before purchasing them.

Here's another product I've been following, due out in the first quarter of 2018 Intelligent Cranium Helmets
http://www.intelligentcraniumhelmets.com/
Still not a true HUD, but possibly another choice.

Cheers,
Ferrous
Well I don't have motorcycle payments these days so I have to make up for that somehow!  ^-^

I like the Intelligent Cranium link. I think we (you) might need to start a proper thread on the iC-R here on the forum.  ;)
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: FerrousBueller on July 21, 2017, 12:34:57 PM

@HDBitchin (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=1),

  Here you go, thread started!

https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,4753.msg46998/topicseen.html#new

Cheers,
Ferrous
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: WantMore on July 22, 2017, 06:50:04 PM
As you might know, I follow this stuff pretty closely. Well last night I did a pre-order of the LiveMap. I will post some detailed thoughts about my decision later today.

I read some things about the weight in the research that I did and I will share that if I can find it.
Congrats!!

I read the post about why you bought a LiveMap HUD helmet and I must say you covered things well. Good info. Thanks for the research.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on August 19, 2017, 05:20:34 PM
In case you weren't aware the LiveMap helmet and HUD will be voice command. Some time ago this video was taken and shared showing testing of the voice command function for the GPS navigation.

https://youtu.be/riUYjMlKNjQ
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: WantMore on August 20, 2017, 05:17:11 AM
Voice command! That is pretty slick!
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: NoSuperSlabs on August 23, 2017, 04:22:31 PM
Voice command! That is pretty slick!
Fighter Jet technology. Very cool.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on August 25, 2017, 09:36:54 AM
Here is another video that shows some of the history of development that LiveMap has gone thru. As said earlier in this thread I have placed a pre-order for this HUD helmet. I won't have it until around June of 2018. This video was released in 2013. Yes it takes time to do it right and I think this guy is doing it right.

https://youtu.be/l9bJyCtMVgU
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: NoSuperSlabs on August 25, 2017, 10:09:45 AM
When it comes in June of 2018 I hope it is everything that they say. I would be a bit nervous about doing a pre-order myself.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on November 27, 2017, 02:46:54 PM
I received a supporter email today from LiveMap. If you have read the previous posts in the thread you will know that I have made a preorder for the LiveMap Helmet. Their design is reaching the final stage and a last prototype is being done. Today’s email shared with their preorder supporters/customers their progress. I am pleased to see what they have accomplished.

I contacted LiveMap and they granted me permission to share the below with the forum members.

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/2/1-271117141242.png)

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/2/1-271117181519.gif)

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/2/1-271117140511.gif)

The above picture shows the current prototype combiner with mini columns. The goal is to smooth the combiner into the visor as seen in the next picture.

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/2/1-271117141021.png)

In this picture you see the combiner as it will be on the finished product. The combiner is to be placed on the helmet’s visor/shield and is smoothed into the material so that it appears as one piece. A true HUD (Heads Up Display). You look thru it, not down and away from where you are riding.

Some words from LiveMap’s email follows:

Dear, Backers. Thank you for your support and patience!

Your financial support during the early development stages was very important for us and motivated us every day.
We are working right now on the final prototype, which has the visor with a “combiner” (transparent mirror) in a single piece (the difference between the final variant and current prototype is that the combiner was mounted by mini-columns to the visor, in a similar way to some current “double-glazed”, antifogging “inner visors”).

The most challenging part of the whole Livemap project has been to supply a clear, sharp, vivid, yet non-intrusive, image onto the visor – a non-flat surface, in “hostile” environmental conditions!

The latest submissions that we have tested have given us the confidence to be able to say that this will be the final prototype and that we will shortly be preparing to move into the production phase.

The image is clear and stable. The latest modifications have involved reducing the lens size without compromising image quality.

It will be a fully operational prototype with GPS and navigation.

We will have a stand at CES, in January 2018. CES is an annual Consumer Electronics Show, and it will be held between 9th and 12thJanuary in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Come and see for yourselves! From their website:

“CES 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the largest global gathering of innovation and showcased the connected future of technology.

With more than 4,000 exhibiting companies and exhibit space of more than 2.6 million net square feet, CES 2017 was a record-breaker, welcoming the world’s biggest companies in addition to hosting more than 600 startups at the Eureka Park Marketplace.

More than 180,000 industry professionals, including more than 58,000 from outside the U.S., convened in Las Vegas to drive the ever-evolving global technology industry forward.”
 
More information on CES website >> http://www.ces.tech



Copyright © 2017 Livemap, All rights reserved.




Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: WantMore on November 28, 2017, 09:19:59 AM
That is way more tech than I would know what to do with but I know why some will love this one. As far as all these high tech helmets and glue on gadgets go this one has them all beat.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on December 07, 2017, 08:32:09 PM
LiveMap updated their News section on their website with the Supporter email content that I shared above in my November 27th post. Here is the link...

https://livemap.info/news/november-news-about-traction-livemap-helmet/

I have placed a preorder and I can't wait to get this helmet!!
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 10, 2018, 06:16:00 PM
New video was released today from LiveMap. A true HUD Motorcycle helmet.


https://youtu.be/mKf3yNegRhk
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 11, 2018, 07:08:00 PM
LiveMap is currently at CES 2018 and TechCrunch did the following story on them.


https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/11/livemap-shows-off-latest-prototype-of-augmented-reality-motorcycle-helmet/
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: NoSuperSlabs on January 14, 2018, 09:18:22 AM
LiveMap is currently at CES 2018 and TechCrunch did the following story on them.


https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/11/livemap-shows-off-latest-prototype-of-augmented-reality-motorcycle-helmet/
I think this company is doing it right. No rush, just steady and sure development.

That story of the tortoise and the hare come to mind.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tortoise_and_the_Hare
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 14, 2018, 09:21:58 AM
I think this company is doing it right. No rush, just steady and sure development.

That story of the tortoise and the hare come to mind.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tortoise_and_the_Hare
I agree. And I have put my money on them with a preorder. Can’t wait to get the final product delivered.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 26, 2018, 04:46:39 PM
This news story attempts to cover the high tech helmet market that is emerging. They missed my favorite, LiveMap which I have a preorder deposit on. Since they fail to mention LiveMap I will link the article here in the HDBitchin LiveMap thread and that way LiveMap will get my mention and vote of confidence.

https://www.wareable.com/wearable-tech/life-after-skully-smart-motorcycle-helmets-2018

Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on August 25, 2018, 12:48:47 PM
The LiveMap Team was in China the past few weeks working on their vendor list approvals. During their trip they worked on agreements for all electronics, camera and the motorcycle helmet shell. They are now saying they will be ready for release in 2019. When in 2019? They haven't said.

This has obviously slipped from previous schedules but I am still hoping to get one. 
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: FerrousBueller on August 27, 2018, 10:49:33 AM

  Like you, I'm a little disappointed with LiveMaps delay.  I am not only looking forward to someone I know having a smart helmet, I'm also eager to hear your opinions about it.

Cheers,
Ferrous
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on August 27, 2018, 11:55:34 AM
@FerrousBueller (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=16)

It is disappointing. I know that they are working towards completion but the date keeps moving and that is the disappointing thing.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on September 21, 2018, 06:35:34 PM
LiveMap sent out a couple of emails detailing a recent activity and one upcoming activity. As previously posted they just wrapped up a trip to China to finalize the vender list and the other news is that they will be attending INTERMOT (a motorcycle expo in Cologne, Germany) on 3-7 October. They will be in Hall 6, booth A-045.

More info on INTERMOT 2018 Click Here (http://www.intermot-cologne.com/)

LiveMap: Motorcycle Smart Helmet with Augment Reality Navigation (https://livemap.info/)

LiveMap Team in China for Vendor Approval Meetings
(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-210918182936-3710860.png)


LiveMap Booth for INTERMOT 2018 in Cologne, Germany
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Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: ZZpat on September 27, 2018, 05:54:26 AM
I've heard about this company a couple of years ago, glad to see they are moving forward!
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on September 27, 2018, 06:02:21 AM
I've heard about this company a couple of years ago, glad to see they are moving forward!
Me too, as I have a deposit (preorder) with them. I think they have the best effort going on right now out of all of the ones that are trying to develop this type of helmet.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: NoSuperSlabs on October 07, 2018, 05:43:04 PM
I've heard about this company a couple of years ago, glad to see they are moving forward!
But would you buy one @ZZpat (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=7249) ? That is the real question.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on November 10, 2018, 11:41:51 AM
I recently received a couple of pictures from LiveMap. They are on the road now and as said earlier in this thread they attended the Intermot in Cologne, Germany and currently they are at the EICMA in Milan, Italy.

Previously I shared an artist concept drawing of their show booth but in today's email I got a picture of the real booth in action.

Here is the previously shared artist concept drawing of their booth...

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-210918182935-3709579.png)

And here is the real thing...

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-101118113113.jpeg)

Here is a link to the LiveMap website coverage and press release on their Intermot attendance.

LIVEMAP STARTUP BRINGS FIRST EUROPEAN DEMO OF ITS AR HELMET WITH HUD TO THE INTERMOT 2018 IN COLOGNE (https://livemap.info/news/livemap-startup-brings-first-european-demo-of-its-ar-helmet-with-hud-to-the-intermot-2018-in-cologne/)
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on December 18, 2018, 11:50:52 AM
From the previous posts in this LiveMap thread you can see that LiveMap has been actively attending and promoting their design by attending motorcycle and electronic shows. That effort to get the news out is continuing with their attending (and me too) the upcoming 2019 CES venue in Las Vegas. That event will take place on Jan 8 - 12, 2019.

Me too? Yes, I have been asked to attend as a volunteer and work the LiveMap booth for the entire show. As a Preorder customer I am extremely pleased to assist LiveMap at CES 2019. Since the date of my Preorder back in July of 2017, I have exchanged a number of personal emails with LiveMap’s owner which has further convinced me and made me a firm believer that LiveMap has a solid design and great future. When they asked me to work their booth as a volunteer I was honored.

Email from LiveMap announcing CES 2019...

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-181218110211.png)


CES 2019 Press Release on LiveMap’s News page...

https://livemap.info/news/we-are-happy-to-announce-that-livemap-is-going-to-showcase-its-newest-smart-helmet-prototype-at-the-ces-in-las-vegas/

This next link is to LiveMap’s exhibitor info at CES...

https://ces19.mapyourshow.com/7_0/exhibitor/exhibitor-details.cfm?ExhID=T0008407

If you are in Vegas during CES 2019 drop by the LiveMap booth and say hello to me and the LiveMap Team.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: WantMore on December 19, 2018, 01:14:42 PM
Have fun in Vegas Tank. With all the reporting/posting that you have done on these high tech helmets they got the right guy to help in their booth in my opinion.

If anyone doubts that check out this thread.

High Tech Motorcycle Helmet Info - HDBitchin has been covering it All  (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?topic=5542.0)
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: NoSuperSlabs on December 23, 2018, 10:09:53 AM
Have fun in Vegas Tank! Looking forward to hearing your first hand review of the LiveMap’s helmet.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 03, 2019, 07:48:05 PM
From the previous posts in this LiveMap thread you can see that LiveMap has been actively attending and promoting their design by attending motorcycle and electronic shows. That effort to get the news out is continuing with their attending (and me too) the upcoming 2019 CES venue in Las Vegas. That event will take place on Jan 8 - 12, 2019.

Me too? Yes, I have been asked to attend as a volunteer and work the LiveMap booth for the entire show. As a Preorder customer I am extremely pleased to assist LiveMap at CES 2019. Since the date of my Preorder back in July of 2017, I have exchanged a number of personal emails with LiveMap’s owner which has further convinced me and made me a firm believer that LiveMap has a solid design and great future. When they asked me to work their booth as a volunteer I was honored.

Email from LiveMap announcing CES 2019...

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-181218110211.png)


CES 2019 Press Release on LiveMap’s News page...

https://livemap.info/news/we-are-happy-to-announce-that-livemap-is-going-to-showcase-its-newest-smart-helmet-prototype-at-the-ces-in-las-vegas/

This next link is to LiveMap’s exhibitor info at CES...

https://ces19.mapyourshow.com/7_0/exhibitor/exhibitor-details.cfm?ExhID=T0008407

If you are in Vegas during CES 2019 drop by the LiveMap booth and say hello to me and the LiveMap Team.
On Monday I travel to Las Vegas to attend CES as LiveMap’s brand ambassador!

I am looking forward to this!
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 04, 2019, 09:41:52 PM
Livemap will present PROTOTYPE D at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Booth: South hall, AR/VR zone. Booth 21843

Prototype D: Industrial design for mass production, with co-development with Smirnov Design studio. Next generation optic engine, with smallest volume and better integration in the helmet, projection in this prototype will be directly to the visor with a “combiner” (transparent mirror which generate images) in a single piece, combiner will be as surface of visor.

Here are some pictures of Prototype D which is the "Industrial Design" for mass production...


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Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: mqqn on January 05, 2019, 04:48:44 AM
The helmet looks very "aero" - which would hopefully mean it does not generate it's own wind noise.

I would be interested in hearing how easily the visors are changed out (I change from tinted to clear fairly often) and how much replacement visors are as they are somewhat expendable due to them being in the wind (and rocks and bugs).

Interesting concept - more like a jet fighter HUD than the ones on my car, since the car display does not move with my head, it's just on the inside of the windshield -

Cool stuff - I envy my grandchildren for the technology the'll experience.

best

mqqn
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 05, 2019, 08:24:29 AM
@mqqn (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=5313)

It does look aero.

The visor is photochromic and will tint as sunlight intensifies.

At this point I don’t know what a replacement visor will cost and they might be pricey since the surface of visor is the HUD “Combiner”. The HUD’s optic engine will project onto the visor’s transparent mirror surface. The combiner “traps” the HUD projection onto the transparent mirror surface of the visor to make a visible image.

Next week I should know more.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: maniacmac on January 05, 2019, 08:55:51 AM
One good thing that comes with competition is lower prices
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: NoSuperSlabs on January 05, 2019, 10:03:25 AM
That is an slick looking helmet! It looks like this high tech helmet market is finally here!!
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 05, 2019, 11:17:24 AM
Just heard from Andrew at LiveMap that a replacement visor for this helmet will be estimated at retail $100-150.

A little bit higher than classic visors.

https://www.revzilla.com/face-shields-visors

But as you can see this next link to a Shoei photochromic visor is at that price point.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shoei-cwr-1-photochromic-pinlock-ready-face-shield
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: NoSuperSlabs on January 05, 2019, 12:02:52 PM
Just heard from Andrew at LiveMap that a replacement visor for this helmet will be estimated at retail $100-150.

A little bit higher than classic visors.

https://www.revzilla.com/face-shields-visors

But as you can see this next link to a Shoei photochromic visor is at that price point.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shoei-cwr-1-photochromic-pinlock-ready-face-shield
Since this breaking new ground I think that is a very reasonable price for a HUD visor that is photochromic. You certainly can't do price comparison shopping as it highly specialized. That price is very acceptable.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: mqqn on January 05, 2019, 08:47:01 PM
yea - Shoei and Arai are both spendy for their visors, especially the "special" ones.

I know that the HUD has some requirements - the two C5 Corvettes that I have (well - sold the Z06 but...) both had HUD specific windscreens with a special anti-lacerative layer that provided for a crisp HUD image.

I like the HUD in the Vettes - and it would be a nice thing on the bike - it's not that safe or easy to check my phone navigation that is mounted to the handlebar mounts on a ram-mount.  I can usually get by with the audible navigation that comes through my CB setup which has an input for my phone.

Good stuff - thanks for keeping us informed!

best
 
mqqn
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: WantMore on January 06, 2019, 05:40:40 PM
I think the dawn of the High Tech Helmet is Here!! Those LiveMap PROTOTYPE D pictures look good!
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 06, 2019, 07:19:56 PM
On my way Vegas in the morning to attend CES 2019 with LiveMap!
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 07, 2019, 09:49:59 PM
Left Phoenix at 4 AM this morning. The CEO of LiveMap proposed that I attend an Angel Funding presentation with him and his team. If Angel Funding doesn’t make any sense think of it as like the TV program Shark Tank. At first the idea was that as their Brand Ambassador I would answer questions that the venture capital judges would want to ask a biker. And I would give a biker’s perspective. Well it ended up being more that me just being in the background. LiveMap ask me to do their “pitch”. The “pitch” was limited to 4 minutes and then another 2 minutes for Q & A.

The rest of the day was spent talking to investors that wanted to hear more. I quess my “pitch” was received well as a number of investors came to talk one on one to know more.

But honestly the product speaks for itself. I just gave it a voice today.

Tomorrow the CES convention opens and I will continue to work as their Brand Ambassador in the booth. CES is huge! It's expected to attract over 175,000 attendees and will feature over 4,000 exhibitors, including many big-name consumer electronics, PC, chip and auto industry companies.

Here is the LiveMap team at the Angel Funding...

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-070119211928-38332008.jpeg)

And just to prove I was here and was up close and personal here are a few pictures of the LiveMap helmet and an HDBitchin business card...

An earlier prototype

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-070119211926-38322128.jpeg)


The earlier prototype and Prototype D setting next to each other

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Prototype D views

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(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-070119211912-38291656.jpeg)


(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-070119211903-3828190.jpeg)


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Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 10, 2019, 05:48:53 AM
Still here in Las Vegas at the CES event with LiveMap as their Brand Ambassador.

Here are a few pictures of the LiveMap booth and me wearing the final version of the helmet that will go to mass production at the end of this year.

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-090119235243-38481254.jpeg)

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Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: FerrousBueller on January 10, 2019, 10:17:03 AM

  Well, look at that, our Forum Administrator is also a Motorcycle Helmet Supermodel!

  The helmet does not appear as bulky as I thought it would be.  I'll look forward to reading your first impressions.

  Did you get to take one home?

Cheers,
Ferrous
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 10, 2019, 07:22:02 PM
@FerrousBueller (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=16)

Ha ha! Yes a super model!

I have some more pictures to come of the other brands. Hope to get them up later tonight. I even found a couple of other high tech helmets that somehow we have missed on reporting on. So some new helmet threads are to come soon.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 10, 2019, 09:54:59 PM
Earlier today from the CES event in Las Vegas we did a live Facebook stream talking about LiveMap and the other high technology motorcycle helmets that are coming to the market. As said earlier in the thread I am here in Vegas as the Brand Ambassador for LiveMap.


https://youtu.be/CBCtS_oDHCI
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: Rider Ron on January 11, 2019, 02:20:41 PM
Great video, Larry.  Kudos to the entire team.  In hindsight, it MAY have provided more "professional emphasis"(?) ** if you had mentioned your work experience with HUD technology.  But maybe you already thought of that and chose not to.   ;)

But again, good job!  Congrats.

Ron

**  Probably not the proper term, but hope you get my drift.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 11, 2019, 11:38:01 PM
Great video, Larry.  Kudos to the entire team.  In hindsight, it MAY have provided more "professional emphasis"(?) ** if you had mentioned your work experience with HUD technology.  But maybe you already thought of that and chose not to.   ;)

But again, good job!  Congrats.

Ron

**  Probably not the proper term, but hope you get my drift.
Thanks Ron, I agree. It would have been a good point to establish my avionics background with HUD systems. In some of the one on one conversations with people coming by the LiveMap booth I did bring that into the conversation. But when this video stream was done it slipped my mind.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 12, 2019, 11:43:03 AM
Here is the LiveMap HUD Helmet Flyer that gives the highlights of this new helmet technology...

(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-120119114051.png)(https://hdbitchin.com/gallery/3/1-090119235234-38431477.jpeg)
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 13, 2019, 02:35:16 PM
This is the CES show in Las Vegas and a quick walk back to the LiveMap booth and then a walk around the booth and interview with one of the LiveMap Engineers, Vladimir. Seven minutes to watch the complete video.  As their tagline says...

"Ride a bike like a fighter pilot"

https://youtu.be/mw5sTIxFMS4
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: WantMore on January 17, 2019, 11:21:25 AM
  Well, look at that, our Forum Administrator is also a Motorcycle Helmet Supermodel!

  The helmet does not appear as bulky as I thought it would be.  I'll look forward to reading your first impressions.

  Did you get to take one home?

Cheers,
Ferrous
Tank is famous!
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on January 27, 2019, 12:18:24 PM
Here are some thoughts now that I have settled back into my regular routine after being in Las Vegas as the LiveMap Brand Ambassador. Yes, as a preorder customer I was asked to come to the CES show and talk as a motorcyclist about this helmet. Here are my thoughts now.

Some of you know my day job is an Avionics Systems Engineer and with that job I have worked on aircraft HUD systems. Coming from an aircraft perspective I understand the value of pilot wanting a HUD so that he/she can look out of the cockpit and not down for safety reasons. Same thing on this helmet.

What LiveMap is doing here is developing a true HUD (Heads Up Display) for a motorcycle helmet. Not a waveguide piece of glass that hangs down in front of your eye, and not a micro prism display that glues on to the outside of your helmet or one that is set inside the helmet on the chin bar below eye level that requires you to look down for its display. Other companies that are developing various other solutions and are calling their products HUD but they are misusing the term HUD. They are a near field focus at around 3 meters that takes your scan away from safely riding the motorcycle. LiveMap’s HUD electronics is projecting their AR image on the inside of helmet’s visor which has a special optics paint or coating that traps the wavelength of light. The visor when coated becomes a HUD Combiner. 

LiveMap is a true HUD that is producing a AR image that floats at a focal distance of 20 meters out in front of the rider’s path. When I ride I devote maybe 98% of my time to looking out into the distance to my safety scan. With this HUD display being at 20 meters in front of me I look thru it during that 98% period and when I want to look at the data it is easily viewed because it is there at 20 meters inside my safety scan. The HUD image is your current speed and navigation path information as electronic VR image data in your safety scan augmenting the DOT road signs like Speed Limit signs, Curve ahead and Distance to go road signs. All in focus. No need to look down and fumble with buttons and menus to control a handlebar mounted GPS. Just talk to the LiveMap helmet to control it.

Also LiveMap is in discussions with all the motorcycle manufacturers about getting data up from the motorcycle's CAN bus or ECM. Information like Tire pressure, Oil pressure, and warning lamp data.

The helmet is controlled by voice commands so I no longer need to look down at a GPS that I need to touch menu buttons. With this helmet I just voice command the navigation or action camera. If I want it to navigate to 123 Main Street, Anytown, USA I tell it with my voice. If I want the built in 4K HD video camera camera to record, I talk to it.

Think of what you would pay for a DOT/ECE certified helmet, a GPS (but this one displays on a HUD), a 4K Action Camera and a Bluetooth Communicator kit separately. If you do the math and add those up the introductory price of $1500 makes sense. Then think about the trouble of glueing the GoPro and Bluetooth to your helmet. You don’t have that problem with this helmet. Everything that many of today’s riders already want is built in and is all voice commanded.

Are the other high tech helmet companies doing it wrong? No they are doing what they are doing but they are not doing a true HUD. Each has a price and a list of features that you need to decide on. You might conclude that another brand does what you want for a lower price but if you want a true HUD then it comes back to LiveMap.


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Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on February 15, 2019, 09:40:01 AM
As I said before if you want a real HUD then you want what LiveMap has developed. Just as an aircraft pilot understands the value of flying with his/her head up and looking out of the cockpit a motorcycle rider is the same. Heads down can kill a pilot or a motorcycle rider.

Here are some interesting videos on HUD systems that you will find in aviation. As LiveMap’s tagline says, “Ride a bike like a fighter pilot”.

Amazing technology in the F-35 pilot helmet

https://youtu.be/XuT9uhbXZKg

Inside BAE’s Striker II fighter pilot helmet

https://youtu.be/cgtvn7u5uXU

Why Does Each US Air Force Pilot Helmet Cost $400,000?

https://youtu.be/R6WsHO8CKrQ

Farnborough 2014: BAE Systems Striker II helmet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8aBFCFaH5A

This Is The F-35's New Generation Super Smart Helmet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp8HnquXX0s&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Navigation Display - LiveMap
Post by: HDBitchin on March 07, 2019, 06:32:57 PM
LiveMap recently released this new video and then did a translation from Russian to English. The video does a great job of walking you through the development.

The Evolution of a True Motorcycle HUD Helmet - LiveMap

https://youtu.be/5f20zJWepUY

The video description...

Quote
We invite you to watch this video showing the evolution of the LiveMap smart helmet. In this video the CEO and Founder of LiveMap, Andrew Artishchev and LiveMap’s Engineer and Test Rider, Vladimir Dudunov take you through the development prototypes of the LiveMap helmet. They share what they learned with each prototype and how the lessons learned with each prototype has allowed them to bring forth a helmet that will have no rival. A true HUD design is the end result. Not a micro prism optic or waveguide glass that is screwed on or glued on. A true HUD integrated into the helmet’s visor. As the tagline says... Ride a bike like a fighter pilot!