Technology is racing ahead and like the smartphone, where multiple functions have been combined into one device, motorcycle helmets are becoming the point of convergence for riders. The CrossHelmet is a new design, bringing together not only futuristic style, but just about everything you would expect in a 21st century helmet. Yes, it’s DOT approved so it performs the most basic function every helmet needs to perform first, but it goes far beyond that.
The helmet has a built in heads up display to provide the GPS navigation information you need when riding through traffic and checking a separate device or paper map would be dangerous or impossible.
There’s a built in rearview camera, giving you a constant look at what’s approaching from behind without having to take your eyes off the road ahead and combined with a wide view visor, practically provides you with 360 degrees of vision.
Bluetooth connectivity joins the helmet to a dedicated app for sound control so you can reduce or enhance ambient sounds, make calls, have a group chat or listen to music.
The helmet also has LED marker lights on each side to give added visibility and the overall design, while providing extra interior space in the front for a roomier feel also gives the CrossHelmet a distinctive and futuristic style. It simply wouldn’t look right on that Indian 4 cylinder, sorry, but for any modern bike, it’s definitely something to consider.
They have a Kickstarter campaign where you can take a look at all of the features and a couple of videos about how it all came about. Eventually, most manufacturers will combine these functions into their helmets, they’ll have to if they’re going to keep up, but you don’t have to wait because the CrossHelmet has them right now. Check it out.