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head-up display unit to 'revolutionise biking'

The helmet-maker NUVIZ, which has ties to KTM, has launched in Europe what it describes as the “first Head-Up Display designed specifically for the needs of motorcycle riders”. The £615 unit fits into a full-face helmet and displays customisable information “in the natural line of sight of the rider – allowing riders to keep their eyes ahead”.

It brings together the functions of a motorcyclist’s navigation, communication, media player and HD action camera into a single device, the NUVIZ includes a glove-friendly wireless handlebar controller that offers intuitive control of the various functions.

NUVIZ says features include:
•    Head-Up Display – the patented NUVIZ HUD creates an image in the rider’s line of sight, giving them access to customisable information including driving conditions and maps. The Liquid Crystal On Silicon (LCOS) micro display offers crisp and vibrant full colour in all lighting conditions.
•    Navigation – an included GPS function and global offline maps allow riders to select routes and destinations and receive turn-by-turn instructions, view zoomable maps and more. All maps are included for free – so no need to buy additional maps depending on where you plan to ride.
•    HD action camera – the built-in camera captures photos up to 8MP and HD videos up to 1080p/30fps. Photos are saved to the rider’s smartphone via Bluetooth and videos recorded directly onto a microSD card – not included. Housed on a ball joint, the angle of the camera can be adjusted easily and the HUD allows for a ‘live view’ to align the camera after being attached to the helmet mount. The device includes an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness.
•    Communication – the integrated headset and microphone allow riders to make and receive phone calls and provide narration on videos.  Compatible with most major brand Bluetooth enabled headsets, NUVIZ users can pair and communicate with others too.
•    Music – the integrated headset means that NUVIZ riders can listen to music on the go.

The wireless controller can be mounted in a variety of ways depending on the user’s preference or type of motorcycle and the base-plate system means it can be easily transferred between motorcycles.

The helmet can be purchased directly from www.rideNUVIZ.com.

The units have a 30-day returns policy, come complete with a one-year warranty and free shipping.

NUVIZ, Inc. is a privately-owned technology company based in San Diego, California and Salo, Finland. NUVIZ is backed by a strategic investment from Pierer Industrie AG, the parent company behind KTM Industries, Husqvarna Motorcycles, WP Suspension and Pankl Racing Systems. “Founded upon the desire to empower riders with technology that improves their riding experience, the core leadership team of visionaries has formed an industry-leading team within the digital and mobile space. NUVIZ is revolutionising the riding experience. NUVIZ’s first product is an integrated Head-Up Display (HUD), designed specifically for the needs of motorcycle enthusiasts, and is the first product of this nature, to go to market. To learn more about NUVIZ and their products, please visit www.rideNUVIZ.com.”

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