A head’s up display will keep you safe while touring on your motorcycle. Some smart guys show you how in this Wired story by Damon Lavrinc:
Google Glass has the potential to revolutionize how we get information on the move, but a team of Russian motorcyclists-slash-engineers are going one step further with an augmented reality GPS system built directly into a bike helmet.
Based in Moscow, the LiveMap crew got fed up with paper maps and unintuitive touch-screen navigation systems, so they looked to the world of fighter jets for a solution.
The result is a full-color, translucent image projected onto a helmet’s visor running a version of Android and controlled through voice commands.
Instead of a Google Glass-like setup where the rider would have to look up and to the right to see the next waypoint or turn, the LiveMap system displays everything directly in the middle of the rider’s point-of-view.
That might sound dangerous at first, but it’s execution is similar to what you’d find in the latest BMW sports sedans, and with an ambient light sensor, the system can adjust the brightness and contrast to suit the environment