Nuviz Ride:HUD System Kickstarter Campaign

December 10, 2013
Byron Wilson
Byron Wilson
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Byron's sure to be hunched over a laptop after the checkers are flown, caught in his own little version of heaven. Whether on dirt, street or a combination of both, MotoUSA's newest addition knows the only thing better than actually riding is telling the story of how things went down.

The Nuviz Ride:HUD system.
Get on the list for one of the first Nuviz Ride:HUD systems by contributing to the company’s Kickstarter campaign.

Motorcycle USA first looked at the Nuviz Ride:HUD system in November 2013 and in the short time since Nuviz has come much closer to getting its “Heads Up Display” system on the market. Thanks to the Nuviz Kickstarter page, which went live on Thanksgiving Day, the joint venture between Holoeye Systems and APX Labs is now within reach (as of the writing of this article) of the large-scale production that will make the innovative system available to riders.

“We’ve received a very enthusiastic response from motorcyclists,” said Malte Laass, CEO of NUVIZ. “Now that we’ve gone public with the details of the Ride:HUD, everyone is eager to see it in action. We’ve received an overwhelming number of inquiries for pre-orders, and we now have a place to channel these requests.”

The Nuviz Ride:HUD system fits to any full-faced helmet at the chin bar and utilizes a Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) Microdisplay to project a host of information on a transparent surface in the bottom right corner of the helmet. Navigation information, weather updates, photos, videos, telemetry, communication, music and race information can all be called up on the Ride:HUD system depending on need. The Ride:HUD system is controlled by a Bluetooth-connected controller that can be mounted on the tank, handlebar or fork clamp with the mounting kit. Additional information can be pushed to the system when connected to the Ride:CLOUD app available for Android and iOS smartphones.

Up to now the Nuviz team has been working on prototype models developed using military display technology already in use and off-the-shelf hard-parts. The company plans to custom fabricate lenses in order to shrink the size of the Ride:HUD unit and part of the proceeds from the Kickstarter campaign will go to developing those lenses and other optical elements necessary. Electronics testing, additional software development and some fine-tuning of the internals of the product are also underway and will be aided by the support garnered from Kickstarter support.

By joining the Kickstarter campaign for a pledge of $529 dollars or more, you can get on the list for a Nuviz Ride:HUD early bird special which will get you a Kickstarter edition of the system during late Summer 2014. Contributions below that will get you company hats or t-shirts, but if you’re chomping at the bit for a chance to try out the Ride:HUD, $529 is now the mark.

The goal is to raise $185,000 dollars. Today, December 10, 2013 the project has $86,153 in the hopper, 221 backers and 26 days left before the campaign expires. Check out the Nuviz Kickstarter page to read more about the product, see photos and get to know the team behind the technology.


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