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Old 10-09-2014, 05:12 AM   #1
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Headsup display helmet raises over 14m on crowdfunding site

New lid dubbed Worlds Smartest Motorcycle Helmet


A soon-to-be-launched motorcycle helmet with heads-up display (HUD) has broken a crowdfunding site record.

Having raised $2,278,049 (£1.4m) in contributions, over 900% more than their initial $250,000 (£150,000) goal, the SKULLY AR-1 is IndieGoGo’s most successful ‘wearable’ campaign.

Dubbed as ‘The World’s Smartest Motorcycle Helmet’, the AR-1 features a transparent HUD unit that displays at a perceptual distance of 10 feet in front of the rider, a near 180-degree rearview camera, turn-by-turn GPS navigation, smartphone pairing and voice control.

It’s also capable of streaming music and hands-free calling.

The US-built helmet can be pre-ordered now with international shipping for $1,499 (£925), with an estimated delivery date of May 2015.

More than 1,700 AR-1s have been sold since the campaign began on 11 August, 2014, with SKULLY offering a number of different pricing and financing options to early buyers.

Founder and CEO of SKULLY, Marcus Weller, said: ‘We continue to be blown away by the outpouring of interest and support for the SKULLY AR-1,

‘The campaign has been a tremendous success and has been a true testament to the desire for innovation in safety technology. We look forward to delivering the AR-1 to the SKULLY nation next year.’

The helmet is available in matte black or gloss white in sizes S-XXL.

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