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Pininfarina designs line of water-cooled racing helmets with Roux

They're for Formula and GT racing and will reportedly go for as much as $5,000

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Quin is a smart motorcycle helmet

This helmet will call for help if you can't

Quintessential Design LLC have created a smart motorcycle helmet that allows drivers to communicate with their smartphones. The Quin helmet also includes crash detection that provides your location to emergency responders, and an SOS emergency system in case of harassment. ​​​​​​​ Transcript: Motorcycle helmet with built-in SOS. Quin is a smart motorcycle helmet that provides essential safety technology for riders. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth. Features include: direction

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Lawsuit against Skully co-founders claims brothers blew funding

The money went towards exotic cars, strippers, and personal bills, among other things.

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Watch an engine and a helmet get crushed by hydraulic press

Stick around for the bonus watermelon explosion.

Who knew it could be so much fun to watch people destroy stuff?

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Bicycles vs. cars in the battle for our roads

An op-ed in The Washington Post argues that private automobiles own the road in cities, and mandatory bicycle helmet laws as a way for governments to avoid building a better infrastructure for bikes.

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Michael Schumacher's brain injury may be blamed on his GoPro

It seemed like a freak accident when Michael Schumacher suffered a traumatic head injury while skiing in France last winter. After all, while he may have embarked off the marked trails, he knew that ski hill well, and was wearing a helmet when he fell over and smacked his head on a rock. So why did the helmet not protect him better? The latest reports may have the answer.

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Motorcycle fatalities down 7% in 2013

Riding a motorcycle provides the thrill of the open road in a way cars often can't compete with. However with little protecting riders, they aren't the safest choice of transportation. A preliminary report from Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that cycle fatalities might be lower in 2013 than 2012, but the reason has nothing to do with the bi

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Vettel's gold helmet brings in $118k for charity

If you caught the German Grand Prix this year, then you got to see the reigning multiple World Champion Sebastian Vettel win his home race for the first time. In fact, Germans got to see one of their own win the race for the first time since Schumacher took the checkered flags at both the German Grand Prix (at Hockenheim) and European Grand Prix (at the Nürburgring) way

Invisible Bike Helmet Keeps Cyclists Safe And Stylish

When all of us here at TRANSLOGIC were still youngsters, riding our bikes, dreaming of the day when electric cars would make a comeback, we, just like most kids, hated wearing our helmets. We knew the safety benefits, but helmets were uncomfortable, you always pinched your chin with the strap, and, most of all, a helmet made you look totally lame.

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Ruby celebrates 90 years of BMW Motorrad with special helmet collection

BMW isn't the only one celebrating its own 90th anniversary building motorbikes. So is Atelier Ruby, that French manufacturer of jewel-like motorcycle helmets.

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LiveMap develops augmented reality motorcycle helmet

While mobile navigation for cars has evolved into a staple, in-cabin feature, motorcyclists have been stuck with paper maps and aftermarket solutions for years. A new Russian company is out to change that with a helmet that boasts integrated nav. LiveMap uses a microphone, light sensor, ear phone and mic

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Watch a custom Ruby motorcycle helmet get illustrated, party ensue

Ruby makes some of the most beautiful (and pricey) vintage-inspired helmets on the face of the planet – the lids transcend the typical formless safety wear to something approaching sculpture. Maxwell Paternoster recently turned one of the company's Castel helmets into his own personal canvas, and turned a video camera on to illuminate his process. Paternoster is the designer and illustrator behind

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F1's Nico Rosberg explains how the racing helmet has evolved

As motorsports fans, we tend to pour over every detail of the race car's evolution, but it's easy to forget other aspects of a race team that progress at approximately the same rate. That includes safety equipment. Nico Rosberg took some time off from of his Formula One driving duties at Mercedes AMG Petronas to sit down with a camera crew

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Motorcycle helmet law repeal trend leading to higher death rates

The more states allow people to ride motorcycles without helmets, the more people die, according to a study discussed in TheDetroitBureau.com today.

Angry Birds makes the inevitable transition to Formula 1 with Kovalainen

Has the Angry Birds franchise jumped the shark and hit those dastardly pigs yet? The ornery feathered video game stars have seen their mugs plastered across just about every retail good we can think of. We've seen everything from mundane merchandise like t-shirts, plush dolls and keychains to inflatable funhouse castles, streaming media players and gummy candies.

Innovative rear-access helmet designed for safe post-accident removal [w/video]

Basic helmet design has come a long way since... wait, no it hasn't. Sure, Snell ratings change every few years as our understanding of head trauma increases, but the basic skull bucket remains pretty much the same as it has for decades.

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