DORA Helmet Prototype Could Spring Up New Safety Concepts [Video]
With Bluetooth, the integration of the helmet luminous elements and the bike is solved: a simple controller can send the appropriate commands to the helmet and with many modern bikes sporting self-canceling turn signals, things are even easier.
While the DORA helmet could use LED lighting, this is highly impractical for a motorbike helmet. Yet having the "lights" painted on the shell and encase din a nifty coat of lacquer solves this problem, too.
A small rechargeable battery will have little to no impact at all weight-wise and adding a small photovoltaic panel in the helmet construction could provide a constant source of power at least for keeping the battery charged at all times.
Arai, Schuberth, Bell, anybody home?
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