Motorcycle Helmet Heads-Up Display Claims Personalized Experience

German helmet brand Tilsberk has released its latest heads-up display for motorcyclists claiming a personalized in-helmet navigation experience.

While not new, helmet heads-up displays have met with a luke-warm reception by most bikers who don’t appreciate information overload within their eye-line while in sports riding mode. However, the brand owned by Digades, believes it has achieved an unique offering having teamed up with smartphone navigation specialist Sygic .

The new helmet system employs Sygic’s Mobile SDK to offer personalized routing and turn-by-turn navigation tailored for bikers. This system claims to allow riders to stay on course without taking their eyes off the road.  It projects critical information onto a motorcycle rider’s helmet visor, including speed limits, actual speed, upcoming turns, and the time and distance travelled.

The device can be connected to a rider’s phone via Bluetooth and has a battery life of up to 12 hours. The system also supports route import through GPX files or direct connection to the calimoto app. The device uses high-quality TomTom maps to offer personalized routing and turn-by-turn navigation in a compact format.

Developing a heads-up display for motorcycles presented several challenges to address. One of the key considerations was ensuring the device was compact enough to be mounted on a motorcycle helmet while also being durable enough to withstand various weather conditions and vibrations.

Another aspect was an energy-saving construction to ensure that the device’s battery could last throughout a full day trip. On top of this, in order to prioritize safety and minimize driver distractions, the developers intentionally reduced the complexity of the displayed data, focusing solely on the essential information.

According to Štefan Jančiga, managing director of Sygic Navigation, said: “Our collaboration with Digades demonstrates the versatility of our Mobile SDK and its ability to help companies expedite their development and execute their vision. We are excited to see the benefits that the Head-Up Display will bring to motorcyclists around the world.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_  and Threads



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