Smart helmet with waveguide display is introduced at INTERMOT 2018—providing motorcycle and bike riders distraction-free content directly in their line of sight for a safer riding experience
COLOGNE, GERMANY – October 4, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – DigiLens announced that its MonoHUD waveguide augmented reality (AR) display will be integrated into Sena’s Momentum smart helmet. Available in the fourth quarter of 2019, the new helmet will provide motorcycle and bike riders with distraction-free head-up display content streamed directly in their line of sight, so they can keep their eyes focused on the road ahead.
The Sena Momentum smart helmet uses the breakthrough DigiLens waveguide HUD that allows riders to see key information like bike speed, fuel level status, and navigation as well as phone, music and other apps—all without looking down at their smartphone. With full color display in daylight brightness and up to eight hours of battery, the Sena Momentum smart helmet will fast become the new standard for motorcycle safety and ease of use.
“Our MonoHUD waveguide display is the thinnest, lightest and most cost-effective waveguide display available for manufacturers,” said DigiLens CEO Chris Pickett. “We are proud to be working with the leader in Bluetooth communications for motorcycle and action sports and bring the most advanced smart helmet to market.”
“We are creating an innovative and cutting-edge solution for riders thanks to our partnership with DigiLens and Young Optics,” said Sena CEO, Tae Kim. “The DigiLens waveguide display along with Sena’s premium Bluetooth technology, are providing riders a safe and highly differentiated riding experience.”
Sena will introduce the Sena Momentum smart helmet with the DigiLens’ two-layer MonoHUD waveguide display technology at the INTERMOT Motorcycle Fair in Cologne, Germany from Oct. 3 – 7. The Sena booth is located in Hall 06.1 at Stand D020 E021
DigiLens’ waveguide optics allow OEMs to access eyeglass-thin displays for wearable AR applications and larger displays for automobiles, avionics, retail and architecture. The company has developed a photopolymer material and holographic copy process to manufacture precision diffractive optics by printing rather than traditional expensive methods like precision etching. The resultant eyeglass display has higher efficiency and wider field of view, where its breakthrough copy manufacturing method delivers a cost performance unmatched by others. DigiLens has formed strategic partnerships with other HUD and AR market leaders including Panasonic, Sony, Rockwell Collins, Continental and Foxconn.
More information about the company’s offerings can be found at http://www.digilens.com
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Source: DigiLens Inc.