Founded in 2014 out of Foxconn’s Advanced Technology Division, JARVISH recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the company's X and X-AR motorcycle helmets. Featuring every possible voice command and visual feature you can imagine, the helmets are more about safety than style. But they are pretty cool.
Here’s a rundown of some key features:
- Automated sensors turn the helmet on and off, with an electronic compass, an accelerometer, and ambient light sensors analyzing weather and road conditions.
- An individual audio processor provides active noise cancellation and high-resolution sound regeneration to reduce exterior noise and enhance voice commands.
- The Heads-Up Display on the visor can show GPS driving directions and speed, as well as traffic, weather, and road conditions. Bluetooth connectivity for listening to music and placing or receiving calls can also be tracked on the display and controlled by the user's voice.
- Two built-in 2k cameras facing forward and backward are also available, providing a 360° field of view. These cameras can even record up to 256 GB of data if you want to revisit your journey. You can also share the ride in real time using voice commands to upload the footage to social media accounts.
- There is built-in connectivity with voice services such as Amazon Alexa and Apple’s Siri. A military-grade, solid-state flexible-type lithium-ceramic battery provides a heightened level of power reliability.
- The 3-lb carbon fiber helmet is embedded with sensors that can make use of safety algorithms to detect if the wearer is an accident, expediting calls to emergency services and even sharing critical data.
To say the company’s crowdfunding campaign has been a success would be an understatement, as JARVISH has blown past its $50,000 goal with over 200 backers alone pledging $899 to receive the X-AR helmet, which will retail for $1,599 when it becomes available next fall.
The $600 X model is also available on the Kickstarter page, and should be available in the spring.