The new Classon smart helmet, which recognizes cars and rider-cyclist gestures, is now available for beta testers and is on sale. Reported by New Atlas.
There are already several helmets on the market that are equipped with direction indicators. However, cyclists still have to use traditional hand signals. To solve the problem, the developers of Beyond created the Classon helmet. Its LED indicators are triggered by the cyclist’s hand gestures. When the user gives a conventional hand signal when turning left or right, gesture sensors in the helmet detect this movement and activate the helmet direction indicators accordingly.
The smart helmet also warns the user of approaching vehicles from behind. It features headlights and amber LED direction indicators on each side – front and rear. The Classon also comes with front and rear camcorders. All electronics are connected to two 1.2 GHz embedded microprocessors and are powered by a 2800 mAh lithium battery. It provides up to four hours of battery life on a single hourly charge.
The cost of the helmet is $ 199, at first it will be sold in limited edition for beta testing.