SKULLY has extended its pre-order campaign on Indiegogo for their highly-anticipated augmented reality based motorcycle helmet to October 9, 2014. This campaign made SKULLY the fastest company to collect $1 million on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Recently people got a chance to see the demo of first vertically integrated smart HUD helmet in TechCrunch Disrupt that took place in San Francisco. It has been accessible to beta users only so far. The company is planning to let people experience the helmet at other notable tech events globally soon.
The highly anticipated SKULLY AR-1 helmet is packed with a Heads Up Display system that will show useful information in about 10 feet in front of the rider, turn-by-turn GPS navigation, a 180-degree rearview camera, voice control and smartphone pairing to provide you a better driving experience. All these features makes this helmet a smart motorcycle helmet. “Demand has been overwhelming and we are beyond excited to be able to give the public the first opportunity to get up close and personal with the AR-1 helmet,” that’s what Marcus Weller, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of SKULLY said when talking about the smart helmet. “Seeing the helmet in pictures and videos is one thing, but being able to try on the AR-1 and understanding exactly what it is capable of is an entirely different experience.”
SKULLY started working on this helmet when Founder Marcus Weller got into a motorcycle crash. His will to do something to make riding safer is what fueled the idea of creating the AR-1. The highly anticipated helmet was first introduced back in 2013 and lead to over 100,000 beta tester applications. The company managed to reach their fundraising goal of $250,000 in just eight minutes after launching the pre-order campaign in August 2014 and continued to break records as people signed on to get the smart helmet.
“Safety has and always will be the number one priority and focus for SKULLY,” that’s what Mitchell Weller, Co-Founder and Vice President, Business Operations, SKULLY said when talking about the highly anticipated augmented reality based helmet. “While our innovation will certainly result in a more enjoyable riding experience, our ultimate goal is to make motorcycle riding safer for everyone.”