Augmented Technology Pioneer’s New Leadership Takes Company from Humble,
Crowd-funded Start to Efficient Manufacturer
ATLANTA, GA – September 216, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – SKULLY Technologies, designer and manufacturer of augmented reality (AR) that enrich and make for a safer riding experience, announces the company has begun rolling out shipment of its SKULLY FENIX AR motorcycle helmet – the first “smart helmet” to reach the market.
“We’re so excited to begin shipping the first of the SKULLY FENIX AR helmets,” said Ivan Contreras, co-founder and CEO of SKULLY Technologies. “Out of our passion for personal mobility and safety, we’ve created a whole new caliber of rider experience that is unprecedented in today’s market.”
Ivan and Rafael Contreras, successful serial entrepreneur cousins purchased the assets of Skully, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up unable to bring the product to fruition. With deep expertise in mobility and advanced material design, the cousins share a vision for intelligent and sustained mobility globally that was born from their advanced studies at MIT. They brought in a management team with expertise in launching billion-dollar brands, named the company SKULLY Technologies, and in less than 18 months, finished development and added to the capabilities of its innovative helmet.
The FENIX AR is the world’s most intelligent smart helmet, bringing riders a unique, unparalleled experience that offers increased safety and optimal connectivity. The hotly anticipated FENIX AR features:
- A sleek design with heads-up display
- Turn-by-turn navigation
- Voice control
- Rearview camera
- Smartphone integration with Bluetooth
- Hands-free music controls
- Anti-fog visor
- DOT certification
Over 60,000 motorcycle enthusiasts have joined the SKULLY community to follow the company’s progress. “The SKULLY Nation has been unlike any community to ever surround a mobility product like this before even hitting mass production,” says John Lauten, COO of SKULLY Technologies. “We’re proud to deliver on our promise to this robust community and excited to receive their feedback on this sophisticated, high-tech, durable helmet.”
Making It Right
Following the acquisition of assets from the former SKULLY Inc., SKULLY Technologies announced its Make It Right campaign. It was created to do just that – to make sure everyone who pre-ordered or contributed to the previous start-up effort via Indiegogo receives a SKULLY FENIX AR helmet, an improved version of the SKULLY AR-1.
The previous start-up had the largest Indiegogo campaign in history but was unable to fulfill orders before ceasing operations. SKULLY Technologies is doing something unheard of by fulfilling the orders of a completely different company. The Make It Right campaign is a testament to how committed Ivan and Rafael Contreras are to the individuals who were early adopters of this ground-breaking technology.
SKULLY Technologies is shipping the FENIX AR helmets in the order in which they are received, with a portion of every allotment dedicated to Make It Right registrants. On September 21st, the company launched their new website to take orders and continue to scale manufacturing.
To learn more about SKULLY Technologies and reserve the FENIX AR, visit https://skullytechnologies.com/.
About SKULLY Technologies
SKULLY Technologies designs and manufacturers AR wearable technology as a part of the personal mobility interconnect. Its first product, the world’s most intelligent motorcycle helmet, provides advanced technology to promote a safe, comfortable and connected ride. Headquartered in Atlanta, the new company is led by a team of technology, transportation and motorcycle experts, including majority owners Ivan Contreras, founder and CEO of Torrot/GasGas motorcycle brands, and Rafael Contreras, president of Carbures, aerospace carbon fiber manufacturer, and minority owners Western Technology Investment, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Daniel Reiner, an investor in transportation technologies. For more information, visit www.skullytechnologies.com.
Source: SKULLY Technologies