• Image Credit: Skully Helmets
  • Image Credit: Skully Helmets
  • Image Credit: Skully Helmets
  • Image Credit: Skully Helmets
  • Image Credit: Skully Helmets
  • Image Credit: Skully Helmets
The Skully P-1, a motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display, rear-view camera and smartphone connectivity, was unveiled last week at the DEMO Fall 2013 conference, where it was one of five companies to win the DEMO God award.

The DOT-certified helmet was conceived by Skully founder Marcus Weller shortly after he was involved in a motorcycle accident while trying to read street signs, Engadget reports. To help eliminate navigational distractions, the P-1 features a HUD similar to Google Glass that appears in the bottom-right corner of the visor opening, out of riders' primary field of vision and appearing to float six meters ahead, according to Skully. The helmet runs a modified Android operating system built to work with or without a data connection, and the display, which can give turn-by-turn directions, connects to a rear-facing camera with a 180-degree field of view.

But the helmet also allows riders to stay connected to their smartphones via Bluetooth. Paired with a smartphone, the voice-operated P-1 can make phone calls, send texts and control music playback.

Watch a short demonstration of the Skully P-1 in the video below.


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      Erik Berge
      • 1 Year Ago
      SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! This things looks awesome! Ultimate helmet whether you road trip or commute.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mark my word- within the next 5 years, every helmet will have bluetooth, from the cheapest KBC to the most expensive. Just like cars. You would be hard-pressed to find a new car with no bluetooth nowadays.
      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does it have a radar that scans for family people to beat? I said it before and i'll say it again, if you own a bike, there's a 99% chance you have a tattoo, you have dealt with cops before and you are a thug.
        Narom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        I don't have a tattoo, i've only ever been stopped by a traffic cop to look at my bike and for him to go "lets see if you can out accelerate me to 100" (which i did) but i beat up people like you for fun. So i suppose you are right.
        protovici
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        I ride over 10K miles a year, have no tattoos, enforce the law, and never even had a speeding ticket. So, your ignorant rant on bikers must because of the news and Hollywood. How a small and simple mind you have.
        sp33dklz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        Please don't feed the troll. Hands outside the cage people.
        NissanGTR
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        and if you own a car. There is a roughly 50~80% chance you're an entitled **** who does not care for anyone's safety.
          Tom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NissanGTR
          says the guy with nissangtr as a name.
        RKNGL
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        LOL, Normally I would not respond to a troll, however, I have no tattoos, been riding for 30 years, never been pulled over on my bike, ever. Spent 20 years in the military, belong to an MC that is LEO and Military members, I only remember beating DBAGS like yourself cause usually you are an ignorant SOB who causes wrecks for people and hurt others while you are too busy texting and driving and off in your own little world.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        you need to specify. That you meant crotch rocket riders. not harley riders.
        warrlong
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        I ride a motorcycle and my dad and I take our bikes out every now and again, and is actually one of the few things that we share in common. I don't know if I would be considered a thug, and neither my dad. I work as a chef/kitchen manager and I don't really have any time to even get into trouble with cops. My dad owns his own business, and he has never had any serious encounters with cops for breaking the law, nor does he have the time to go out and be a "thug"
        Firefly
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        Judging by your profile pic, you must be the $#!+ that falls from that elephant's @$$ for a comment like that...and I've lived in Alabama and known a lot of bikers. You, sir, are no kin to us and we would have your silence...
        Ducman69
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        Trolololol! Been riding since I was 15, daily driver, no tats, never arrested, white bread middle class suburbian thank you very much.
      Moreno636
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anybody that thinks this is a bad idea has never ridden a bike. The rear view window alone is worth the price of that lid. The "distracted" riding comments are laughable if not asinine.
        CCJ
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Moreno636
        So much this. Motorcyclist are probably the least distracted road-goers in existence to begin with (out of necessity), and a bit more information, unobtrusively given, rqather than having to do extra scans and looks for signage and the like is a good thing.
        Israel Isassi
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Moreno636
        32 years of riding experience and I think it's a bad idea. I prefer to enjoy the ride itself as opposed to having my head stuck in a tv.
      Israel Isassi
      • 1 Year Ago
      "he was involved in a motorcycle accident while trying to read street signs" = he shouldn't be riding to begin with.
        icemilkcoffee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Israel Isassi
        That doesnt make any sense. You never get lost on your motorcycle? You never have to read street signs on your motorcycle?
          Israel Isassi
          • 1 Year Ago
          @icemilkcoffee
          I never was lame enough to crash while trying to find my way.
          Tom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @icemilkcoffee
          and as I scroll down some more. I see yes I'm correct.
        GVIrish
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Israel Isassi
        There are plenty of places in the world that have terrible street signage that would require someone to really look hard to be able to read what they say. That extra diversion from the road could easily cause an accident even for an experienced rider.
          Tom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @GVIrish
          slow the hell down. pull over n stop if you have to. accidents r usually the fault of the person involved in the accident.
      sp33dklz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great, now we have distracted motorcyclists.
      h-man
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rear view is fantastic.
      methos1999
      • 1 Year Ago
      About damn time somebody came up with this.
      throwback
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sending texts, even via voice seems like bad idea when riding a motorcycle. It's been a while since I rode, but the thought of having all that distraction going on in the helmet would'nt make me feel safer.
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      My concern is what happens with Google Glass in the event of a fall, and how will the assembly interact with the helmet and of course rider's head. I definitely don't want it to shatter and then induce any additional injuries.
        DMac
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
        What does Google Glass have to do with this helmet? It has its own HUD interface.
          RGT881
          • 1 Year Ago
          @DMac
          I understand that it is the HUD akin to GG, but I am referring to the material of the actual visor, what happens in the event of an accident? That's all.
        Julius
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
        Simple point - and one that wasn't explained in the article - but there is no indication that the visor material is anything different than what would be there normally. Just because it's plastic (or Lexan, or whatever), doesn't mean it won't reflect HUD imagery. The only trick is to make the projecting lens account for the visors' curve.
        Ducman69
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
        IMO glasses are never good in a helmet, and they will always end up creating painful pressure points over time on your temples and should be avoided whenever possible. They also aren't necessary anymore, as we have flip down sunglasses in virtually all helmets. A helmet like this is smart, but if they want to expand their market include a front-facing camera/mic too, as motovlogging is a fun hobby a lot of people are doing lately to record your rides. Unlike bike mounted cameras, the camera points at what you are interacting with and is completely devoid of bike vibration issues and very well naturally stabilized.
      Jason
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool, I recall when Ralf Schumacher experimented with this in F1, 10 years ago, that there would be a lot of demand for this idea in civilian use. Good to see it finally moving ahead.
      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      whatever. i want google to drop the price of google glass to around 4 to 5 hundred so i can purchase it. i swear there should be a ton of apps available to download on google glass. fitness, maps and driving, gaming, social. ect
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