Reevu, that company that makes those nifty helmets with the built-in rear viewers has another innovation for those of the two-wheeled persuasion. Expanding on the idea of a rear viewer, Reevu seems to have integrated a display into the top of the visor.
The system projects information, according to the images, ranging from turn-by-turn directions to speed to lap times. We'll admit, the information provided is quite thin. The helmet manufacturer apparently uses something called a multiple reflective optical system to display the information, claiming it won't strain the eyes or cause distraction for the driver.
Limited info aside, the potential of an in-helmet head-up display is huge for people on two and four wheels. The same concepts that make this appealing for bikers would make it a must-have for any serious track enthusiast. Drivers could get everything from lap times and sector splits to emergency warnings if oil pressure were to drop. You can bet we'll follow this one closely. Scroll down below for the press release.
World's First "I" EYE Integrated Intelligent Helmet Invention
LONDON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Following on from the Global success of Reevu's introduction of the World's First "Rear Vision" Yes, rear vision in a helmet. Reevu have now invented another World first, a commercially available fully functioning Intelligent Helmet with internal Heads up Display.
Reevu's development engineers have invented and built Another World first by utilizing their knowhow and internationally registered patents to develop the World's first "Intelligent" EYE Helmet device. The knowhow developed over the many years in assembling complicated Optical devices into articles of headgear while enhancing their impact resistive capability is the product development in which Reevu has led the World. The compact Multiple Reflective Optical Systems. M.R.OP.S was the invention that allows a functioning Helmet that can deliver information without eye strain or unnecessary distraction to the wearer. "Being able to integrate mobile communication systems in the form of a heads up display overcomes a number of issues in relation to the environment that a helmet inhabits. Noise is an issue that visual electronic Data overcomes and we have Invented, not only a functioning product but a product that has passed most of the World's international standards, the invention can be used by a number of helmet wearer's, an example is diagnostic engine Data or GPS capability, while the current product is for the motorsports sector further products are on the drawing board using the invention" Markus S. Engineering team leader.
"This invention takes the Reevu business into a $500 billion mobile communications market, as we negotiate with a number of companies to spin out the innovation into a number of business sectors utilizing our commercially available optical system, If you need H.U.D. communications systems in an article of headgear we have the commercially viable answer" Graham Steele marketing sales Direc to r Reevu.