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HUD for your helmet

Discussion in 'Helmets, Leathers, Boots and Gloves' started by gursel, Jul 30, 2017.

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Do you think HUD is a distraction from driving?

Poll closed Aug 6, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. gursel

    gursel New Member

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    Folks,
    I've just come across to this HUD for helmets.
    Looks pretty good and comes loaded with features, camera, GPS and all day use battery!
    Pretty good alternative to BMW Nav and for $700, good value, considering the features.
    Let me know, what you think?

    https://www.ridenuviz.com/products/nuviz-head-up-display
     
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    Johann New Member

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  3. TimMc

    TimMc Member

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    Great functionality. In radar infested Oztralia, just the heads up speed display has gotta be better/safer than constantly looking down at the speedo. Do I think it's a distraction? Until I try it I can't really say. When they get them down to about 1/3 of the size I may be interested.
     
  4. gursel

    gursel New Member

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    I agree, that's why I'm using style 2 with massive speed reading, as there are 5-6 speed cameras on my daily commute and it is not too hard to go over 60km/h on these beasts...
    I've just realised though the existing sat.nav location is way lower than my line of sight, i.e. you need to lower your head to look at it (I have a full face helmet), so it should be safer than that, I suppose!
     
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  5. Richard230

    Richard230 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Motorcycle.com thinks the HUD/camera device is the best motorcycle product of the year. Seems like a good idea to me, but I think I will let it cook for a couple of years just to get the bugs out and to make sure consumers actually like it - especially after they drop their helmet on the ground a time or two:
    http://www.motorcycle.com/mobos/best-motorcycle-product-of-2017.html
     
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  6. To and Fro

    To and Fro Active Member

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    I recently used a GMC Yukon Denali with heads up display. That system was absolutely one of the best electronic aids I've ever used. It showed speed as the largest graphic and did a great job of very simple arrows and distance indicators if you were navigating using the onboard GPS. Through the years I always scoffed at the idea of heads up display for things I could look at my dash for but it really is a safety enhancing system.

    The problem I have with the motorcycle unit (as in the video) is that it was showing far too much information to be processed quickly.
     
  7. Vtbob

    Vtbob Well-Known Member

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    Head up for MC helmet? For me, a bit of old school guy, I'd have to try it for a good ride before I'd pony up the money.
    Having said that, I happen to have lunch with a Sr. F16, likely F35 soon, pilot. He went on at some length on they no longer have head up on the windscreen type designs, it is all in the helmet, one eye has special functions. He say he loves it, does not know how he could do with out it.

    Maybe it time to get up to date??
     
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  8. Mr. 36654

    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    I understand the need in the case of a fighter jet pilot However, for me, why do I need to know how far I'm over the speed limit?
     
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  9. To and Fro

    To and Fro Active Member

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    Bragging rights!
     
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  10. Mr. 36654

    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    Not really.......It's the only thing that I really care about on the instrument cluster.
     
  11. ray2

    ray2 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    F35 view:

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    I'm sure he's right. Of course, the task of looking out for other jets or obstruction to travel while targeting distant objects at 45,000 feet is not the same as negotiating road traffic.

    Not clear I want a constant update of graphical information directly in my line of vision
    when I'm trying to keep track of 10 to 20 points of interest on the road and pick up potential threats and escape zones as soon as possible.

    I admit, the following feature of the F35 helmet might be useful - "For night missions, the HMDS projects the night vision scene directly onto the visor, eliminating the need for separate nightvision goggles."

    And, at times, we all wish we had this - "Provides weapons targeting by looking at and designating targets, and target verification when receiving steering cues from onboard sensors or via datalink."

    And of course, I have never dropped my helmet....


    All said, if I was cruising some of the straighter, longer roads of Texas, I might welcome the entertainment - but if I'm cruising the straight roads, I don't want an obstructed view of the scenery, and as previously pointed out, except for rare occasions, who cares about the speed on those roads anyway?

    F35 gen 3 helmet features (Rockwell):
    — Biocular, 30-by-40-degree wide-field-of-view with 100 percent overlap — Virtual head-up display — Look-through-aircraft capability via DAS imagery — High accuracy tracking with auto-boresighting — Active noise reduction (ANR) — Digital night vision sensor — Ejection capability to 550 KEAS — Lightweight and well balanced helmet — Custom helmet liner for precise fit and comfort — Multiple interpupillary distance (IPD) settings — Video recording — Picture in picture — Compatible with eyeglasses and laser eye protection (LEP) devices
     
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  12. TimMc

    TimMc Member

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    I wonder if I could watch IOM TT onboard videos using this while I'm riding... Or Grumpy Goat how to videos. Or pawn (if I spell it correctly it gets filtered out! :confused:). Or the footy. Or GOTs. Or...?
     
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  13. Aussie Import

    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    The survey, to be valid, must also have a "Don't know" choice.
    While we speak about distractions, my pop up ad, immediately above this post, says "Are you Single?" and offers me 9000+ hot Russian women online NOW. The picture of a young brunette lass, lying belly down on the grass, supported by her elbows with her lower legs up in the air, seductively holding her finger to her mouth, and fully clothed, nah, that ain't distractin'. What were you saying about HUD?
     
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    Phillo Active Member

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    Nice but for me when I ride I just like to ride without taking vids or photos etc and with the Nav set to display speed only high up in line of sight on the Vortex mount I'm happy :)
     
  15. Richard230

    Richard230 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Or Bravo could watch porno movies while he is riding. :D
     
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    shootersteve77 Active Member

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    Have you seen the new helmet design from crosshelmet.com ? Very interesting but don't think it's real yet. Could be the future of helmet design. Looks large but can't knock the safety features. Also has active noise cancellation which has been a subject of discussion with the new Schuberth C4.
     

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