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Japan's Secret HUD Motorcycle Helmet - Shoei Opticson Review

  • čas přidán 8. 09. 2023
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    Head up displays on motorcycle helmets have a poor track record. Can the Shoei Opticson buck the trend?
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  • @thepaperboy9009
    @thepaperboy9009 Před 10 měsíci +323

    "Your Ducati is about to explode." 😆😂 Worth it for that one line alone. 👍

    • @asharak84
      @asharak84 Před 10 měsíci +1

      I regret the presence of that line - coffee out of the nose wasn't fun!

    • @max-zv7sf
      @max-zv7sf Před 10 měsíci +4

      Ducatis barely even explode anymore, they lost some of the je ne sais quois they had when they were actively trying to kill you. Still love them.

    • @ThemadViking793
      @ThemadViking793 Před 9 měsíci +1

      That was too funny. 😂😂😂

    • @Cathat113
      @Cathat113 Před 2 měsíci

      I seriously started to laugh out loud at that too -- can't watch these while others sleep

  • @c90adventures
    @c90adventures Před 10 měsíci +569

    That podcast line got me. Excellent work as always, Sir. And should you find yourself in Utah, I have quite a few engined toys with your name on it.

    • @FortNine
      @FortNine  Před 10 měsíci +236

      ED! I'm starstruck. Let's set something up eh? ~RF9

    • @t00lshack
      @t00lshack Před 10 měsíci +7


    • @AlexOnABoat
      @AlexOnABoat Před 10 měsíci +22

      Watch as we see history in the making.
      Just keep the entire discussion to the comments section of this video.

    • @zweispurmopped
      @zweispurmopped Před 10 měsíci +11

      @@FortNine Oh dear, oh dear! That will end in tea…
      …That will be epic! 😁

    • @TheRealSykx
      @TheRealSykx Před 10 měsíci +7

      I like where this is headed

  • @karlquint
    @karlquint Před 9 měsíci +97

    I’m not sure if people realize, but these videos are pure art in themselves. They are sooo incredibly good.

    • @Adrian_Galilea
      @Adrian_Galilea Před 6 měsíci +4

      I have 0 interest in motorcycles and I watch every video from this channel.

    • @jkim6200
      @jkim6200 Před 4 měsíci +1

      I do not reside in Canada and have moved outside of N. America, but these videos are informative and entertaining.

    • @Cathat113
      @Cathat113 Před 2 měsíci

      These series should be on TV - just saying.

  • @MattSwain1
    @MattSwain1 Před 10 měsíci +425

    Definitely looks like a prototype rather than a finished product. The lens thing looks super flimsy and the external battery seems really awkward (although I get that you wouldn’t want the extra weight in your helmet - they need to make it more power efficient). I can see uses for a HUD, but it seems they’re still some time away from being mainstream

    • @jas9friend
      @jas9friend Před 10 měsíci +7

      I can’t help but feel like you’d loose an eye in a wreck with that thing. Just scoop it right out lol.

    • @marxula555
      @marxula555 Před 10 měsíci +16

      Given the explosive history of lithium batteries, ill take an external i can quickly throw out of my pocket over something helmet mounted. Maybe the solid state batteries Toyota has developed can fix this issue.

    • @gcsec8811
      @gcsec8811 Před 10 měsíci +1

      Mainstream? Some 20 to 30 years

    • @doujinflip
      @doujinflip Před 10 měsíci +1

      The Navdy for cars had a similar issue, the first hardware component to fail was the lens, and following the vendor's bankruptcy it's basically impossible to get replacements short of buying an entire unit from those who still have one.

    • @tryptaminer
      @tryptaminer Před 10 měsíci +7

      @@marxula555 I want you to think about the sheer number of lithium batteries you encounter on a daily basis. If they were exploding left and right, everyone in a developed country would have scars. That's a ridiculous thing to worry about.

  • @robertgoerss
    @robertgoerss Před 10 měsíci +3472

    As long as Shoei is working on protecting us from an autonomous hands free Telsa from killing us at a stop light, go for it !

    • @coastaku1954
      @coastaku1954 Před 10 měsíci +18

      It'll be fixed, have some faith

    • @SpeedyJuiceMan
      @SpeedyJuiceMan Před 10 měsíci +198

      I never understood the point of self-driving cars, like if you don't want to drive a car why not use public transportation instead? Save you money on fuel, car insurance, and repairs :D

    • @coastaku1954
      @coastaku1954 Před 10 měsíci +129

      @@SpeedyJuiceMan Unfortunately there are a lot of people out there who spit in the face of public transit, claiming it's not reliable, slow, for poor people, doesn't go door to door, can't pick up groceries, and doesn't go where I want, while also going on the offensive claiming it's against their freedom to use transit rather than their cars

    • @williamwilson6499
      @williamwilson6499 Před 10 měsíci +10

      Autonomous hands free is redundant.

    • @OneFreeMan17
      @OneFreeMan17 Před 10 měsíci


  • @donboles54
    @donboles54 Před 10 měsíci +264

    “You’re being followed by an Albertan”. Love how Ryan likes to Canadianize his vids!

    • @matthewetmoi8436
      @matthewetmoi8436 Před 10 měsíci +9

      But how does he know ? Alberta doesn't have front license plates

    • @arnicamt
      @arnicamt Před 10 měsíci +4

      Ouch! (in Albertan)

    • @Hubris2
      @Hubris2 Před 10 měsíci +9

      @@matthewetmoi8436 I guess the assumption is Albertan drivers may be the second most common on BC roads, so if a car is lacking a front plate (and thus not from BC, Manitoba, Ont, NFL) it is likely to be Albertan?

    • @Surestick88
      @Surestick88 Před 10 měsíci +10

      Anybody can be a bad driver, it takes an Albertan to add the a**hole to the mix.

    • @DaryleTilroe
      @DaryleTilroe Před 10 měsíci +7

      So being an Albertan I was at first feeling a little offended; then I realised that, actually living here (and surrounded by other Albertans), he's not all that far off the mark...

  • @onseki1774
    @onseki1774 Před 10 měsíci +77

    The helmet itself looks phenomenal, well done routing and access ports and their superb liners. My RF1400 has been an utter dream, love it

    • @Bursar60
      @Bursar60 Před 10 měsíci

      Been torn between that or the top scorpion that got high marks a couple years ago. my rf-sr from shoei a bit long in the tooth after 5 years/25/k miles. or maybe just be visor and pads

  • @jacobcampbell468
    @jacobcampbell468 Před 10 měsíci +12

    Anyone catch the whoopsy at 5:00 where Ryan went to grab the left grip and missed? Awesome video guys.

  • @brendanmcaleer4058
    @brendanmcaleer4058 Před 10 měsíci +48

    I talked with the guys at Damon about this a while back (one founder was in the snowboarding helmet HUD industry), and their take was that visual clutter actually creates more issues for the rider, lengthier reaction times etc. Hence their tactile bar warnings etc. Obviously there's the fighter pilot analogy, but fighter pilot training costs $5-10M.

    • @nikolaosberatlis3942
      @nikolaosberatlis3942 Před 10 měsíci +2

      Good point, although I don't think this HUD appeared to clutter the information. Very basic. Actually I don't he covered in detail what information it can actually display, is navigation from Google Maps or an app that Shoei developed? Is the speed from GPS or from the motorcycle via bluetooth?

    • @JenkemSuperfan
      @JenkemSuperfan Před měsícem

      That training has nothing to do with what the HUD does, other than learning symbology. It wouldn't change the issues you're citing.
      Even a jet HUD or HMD doesn't obstruct much, and these will always be far simpler.

  • @cgmehta8264
    @cgmehta8264 Před 10 měsíci +336

    This helmet actually looks pretty cool. Give it a few years, and I may even buy one

    • @slowcarshop
      @slowcarshop Před 10 měsíci +1

      so frickin cool

    • @robertgoerss
      @robertgoerss Před 10 měsíci +2

      Aircraft HUD s are pretty neat. I hope they can make them left eye dominant as well. Or center them.

    • @scottdpugnificent
      @scottdpugnificent Před 10 měsíci +1

      @@robertgoerss a projector that displays text and symbols onto an embedded filament in the visor and "mode" rgb led lights in the corners to provide subconcious warnings when identifying text or symbols takes too long to be efficient and this makes sense... green white yellow orange and red have all kinds of meanings but flashing red could mean collision risk and solid red being stop engine... pair the lights with sounds like beeps and flat tones and then you have added all the idiot features a modern semi dash has to a motorcycle.

    • @robertgoerss
      @robertgoerss Před 10 měsíci

      @@scottdpugnificent you are describing something too complicated. If you are a rider, how often do you rely upon a tach to shift, vs not, ditto the speedometer , but for staying legal? For some of us, we began riding horses and later took up motorcycles, and the idea of keeping those overlapping similar experiences throughout our lives is very important. That doesn't preclude 750 sport bikes or 600's which Rev to the moon, I love speed, and so yes a tach and other things are important, but the more there is the more there is to fail. And around the world motorbikes are first about practically, and second about what many NA 's focus on, ie. the riding experience, features, gadgetry and so forth. When I ride deep down inside I hope to capture the magic of feeling as though I am galloping across a field on Midnight, a stallion, riding bareback, and we are accelerating up a field like he'll to a treeline more than a third of a mile distant. That's a luxury lived

    • @robertgoerss
      @robertgoerss Před 10 měsíci

      @@eaglestryker1338 your ideas and basis for sound more sound than what is in the video, and certainly less dangerous to the eye(s). You know in some cars and aircraft there are some very good HUD s, and I wonder over time if they could be developed for bikes so that the info displayed is in effect simply out in front of the riders vision regardless where they are looking, without really using the helmet for support. There's a real move away from the helmet for audio/video which is important. The heavy helmet attached cameras have many draw backs, not least if which relates to interference in crashes but also usability by riders. People like myself, who have suffered broken necks and backs have to have intense protection well thought out, but also have to account for things like weight, airflow and so forth. Thanks for writing.

  • @trooper6762
    @trooper6762 Před 10 měsíci +45

    The insta360 was brand new when I first stated looking for helmet friendly cameras and I thought it had a lot of potential. I’m glad it is improving and doing well enough for a sponsor here

    • @quillmaurer6563
      @quillmaurer6563 Před 10 měsíci +6

      And it's such a perfect sponsor for these videos - the actual cameras they use, getting footage probably not possible any other way, naturally demonstrating their capabilities. They'd be using these cameras even without sponsorship, my guess is they did so then reached out to the manufacturer suggesting sponsorships as the videos were already excellent demonstrations of their capability. Plus I feel like FortNine wouldn't endorse products they don't believe in, these they certainly do.

  • @bradweinberger6907
    @bradweinberger6907 Před 10 měsíci +14

    As an Albertan, I'm offended but I understand

  • @SmallSpoonBrigade
    @SmallSpoonBrigade Před 10 měsíci +341

    It seems to me that this would make more sense to be built into the windshield. Camera manufacturers have optical image stabilization down to a science and lasers can beam the light to where it goes with high efficiency.

    • @sandakureva
      @sandakureva Před 10 měsíci +30

      I think the biggest issue with this would be keeping the windshield clean enough. That's easy in a car, since it's mostly self-contained in the cockpit... but motorcycles spend the whole ride exposed to dust, moisture, and grime.

    • @anonym3017
      @anonym3017 Před 10 měsíci +66

      the windshield still ain't in your normal line of sight if you aren't on a cruiser or a touriong bike with a super tall windscreen

    • @squidlybytes
      @squidlybytes Před 10 měsíci +11

      ​@@anonym3017I *think* they meant the helmet's clear lens; but that's still not optimal.

    • @Robert_EMc2
      @Robert_EMc2 Před 10 měsíci +8

      @@squidlybytes but it does make more sense to use a integral part of the helmet than a separate piece of plastic only for projecting the image on.

    • @MostlyPennyCat
      @MostlyPennyCat Před 10 měsíci +3

      Just have the lasers scan the image onto your retina.
      High Efficiency 100%!

  • @duckseverywhere8119
    @duckseverywhere8119 Před 10 měsíci +43

    Never clicked so fast in me loife

  • @Shrimpycus
    @Shrimpycus Před 10 měsíci +36

    Great point about the 5 year life of a helmet, an issue that is often overlooked when shopping for bluetooth sets and helmet cams!

    • @tw1st3d35
      @tw1st3d35 Před 10 měsíci +2

      Yup. Especially if it‘s integrated in the helmet like on one of Shoei‘s models…

    • @roadwarrior8560
      @roadwarrior8560 Před 8 měsíci

      5 year lifespan is so you spend more money, it's fake. All depends how you store your helmet, keep it out of sunlight in a cool dark room when not in use, it will last 10 years or more depending on use.

    • @tw1st3d35
      @tw1st3d35 Před 8 měsíci +1

      @@roadwarrior8560 you can use it, but if it's thermoplast, that stuff degrades over time and won't protect you as much. On fiberglass and carbon shells it's more about the upholstery than the shell itself. So yeah, you do have a point. In today's day and age everything is made to be replaced to create more waste and for us to spend more money.

    • @Naldo_S1K
      @Naldo_S1K Před 7 měsíci

      ​@@roadwarrior8560😂 😂😂

    • @pancake5830
      @pancake5830 Před 5 měsíci

      @@roadwarrior8560 say you dont know how anything works without saying it

  • @LathanM
    @LathanM Před 10 měsíci +20

    This the main reason I wanted Google Glass to be a success. Having a status display that is portable is the way to go. I could take it from track days to street riding to AVD without worrying about it. Seeing Shoie getting into the mix is nice but I agree the lid is a prototype of things to come. The glasses solution combined with a helmet that has a break light on it would be ideal. I presently added on of the addon ones to my lid after noticing another rider with it while I was in the car. He was on a small custom sportbike with tiny break and turn lights. That thing made a huge difference in letting me see him.

    • @quillmaurer6563
      @quillmaurer6563 Před 10 měsíci +2

      The helmet brake light is a brilliant idea - problem is you either have to have a wire flapping about and plug/unplug, or wireless links and batteries to charge, nothing I felt was suitable on my budget and use case. Will probably soon get a tail-bag I can mount higher lights on, I've also thought a sort of whip antenna, maybe 12-18" long with a light on top would help. My bike, a mini-cruiser of sorts, has a really low-mounted tail light that I figure is way below the line of sight of all these SUVs and pickups everyone drives these days.

  • @argyristsoukatos4093
    @argyristsoukatos4093 Před 10 měsíci +6

    Excellent review as always, with logic and proper arguments. Great work

  • @quillmaurer6563
    @quillmaurer6563 Před 10 měsíci +11

    Great analysis there - evaluating the design and it's future. What impresses me most though is the sponsor bit - while I've seen some entertaining and sometimes relevant sponsor plugs, this one was probably the best yet, making it into a mini behind-the-scenes of the video itself and showing how the cameras were used in this production, making the entire video into a demonstration of their capability that probably wouldn't be possible any other way. Every bit of it aside from the specific mention of them being a sponsor and the code to use would have been a meaningful contribution to the video even if it wasn't a sponsor. The good fortune to be sponsored by the maker of the products used in creative and worth-mentioning ways for making the video itself.

  • @donovanreimer2324
    @donovanreimer2324 Před 10 měsíci +1

    Another stunning work of art in the form of a review video. Wow.

  • @craigosenior2004
    @craigosenior2004 Před 10 měsíci

    Awesome video. Answered all my questions as I thought of them and then went beyond. Top job. Cheers!

  • @paullewis5988
    @paullewis5988 Před 10 měsíci +47

    The glasses seem way more practical to me. I have a hard time seeing with my mirrors when they are vibrating too hard. I couldn't imagine putting blurry information right in front of my face. I hope the glasses come out soon. It would be nice to have blind spot monitoring in heavy traffic.

    • @noid919
      @noid919 Před 10 měsíci +8

      As a rider who wears prescription glasses so I can see the road/traffic, I can't see how I could wear 2 pairs so I'm guessing this tech will be out of my reach forever.

    • @gordonwallin2368
      @gordonwallin2368 Před 10 měsíci

      Me to; in fact the limiting speed of my bike is limited to wind buffeting shaking my glasses.@@noid919

    • @Jazz-nm1kf
      @Jazz-nm1kf Před 10 měsíci

      ​@@noid919just like high end sunglasses, I'm sure you'll be able to buy a pair with prescription lenses

    • @elizelruiz494
      @elizelruiz494 Před 10 měsíci +2

      @@noid919 Theres a start up that's working prescription lenses into their work, so no actually

    • @midgetman4206
      @midgetman4206 Před 10 měsíci

      Image stabilization is a thing. Even auto focus could be implemented. The concepts have already been proven and the market already has them in their products. I think the issue just needs time to iron out the faults to an affordable level.
      That being all the math necessary for manufacturing. A high grade, one-off, prototype is easy. Fit for production is not.

  • @kjaubrey4816
    @kjaubrey4816 Před 10 měsíci +42

    Back in the early 2000s I came across a fellow Honda 919 rider who had made a fairing from an airplane nosecone and had developed a heads up display in his helmet that projected it directly on his visor.

    • @dustyoldhat
      @dustyoldhat Před 10 měsíci +2

      sure you did

    • @kjaubrey4816
      @kjaubrey4816 Před 10 měsíci +10

      @@dustyoldhat What reason do I have to lie!? The guy was an engineer at Lockheed Martin. He probably knew a thing or two...

    • @dustyoldhat
      @dustyoldhat Před 10 měsíci

      was he also a green beret and he invested in apple stock in 1985? what else about this amazing miracle worker? @@kjaubrey4816

    • @Kingsoupturbo
      @Kingsoupturbo Před 10 měsíci +1

      Cool! I have a 919 as well, could use more wind protection! also HUD stuff is pretty basic in cars, LCD display reflected on piece of plastic, they had them in cars in the 80's that worked fine, should be easy enough to do with helmet, useful in 919, well I"m going 40kph and I"ll just twist the throttle lightly at 4000rpm and 2 seconds later I'm going 120kph, weeeeeee!

    • @kutter_ttl6786
      @kutter_ttl6786 Před 10 měsíci +6

      ​​@@dustyoldhatJust because you lack the skills to make something, doesn't mean someone else doesn't.

  • @aaronkcmo
    @aaronkcmo Před 10 měsíci

    Savage review Ryan. Excellent video as always.

  • @StephenWhite55
    @StephenWhite55 Před 10 měsíci

    This video is a perfect example of why FortNine is the best biking channel on CZcams - period. Thanks again, folks... Please, keep it up!

  • @damianwykman968
    @damianwykman968 Před 10 měsíci +6

    I currently have the Forcite MK1S, best heads up helmet currently available that ive found.
    Simple optics which are on your outer field of vision plus a camera and some pretty damn good speakers too.
    F9 has already reviewed it too.

  • @ewaaaaaa
    @ewaaaaaa Před 10 měsíci +15

    Dude, your videos need to be shown to the masses !!!!! I just wish they lasted longer ! Smooth talk, smooth script, fantastic camera work, a true work of art. Keep up the good work 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

  • @joemahan311
    @joemahan311 Před 10 měsíci

    Outstanding content as per usual and always.

  • @barnyardbrio7597
    @barnyardbrio7597 Před 10 měsíci

    once again, another amazing video

  • @RyanStewartUSA
    @RyanStewartUSA Před 10 měsíci +3

    The connect ride glasses were what I would have wanted out of the google glass. I wouldnt want to wear something like that all day but the idea of having a hud connected to my bikes dash would be awesome. Imagine never having to look down, every. Just always know the revs, speed, status...

  • @VAGjew
    @VAGjew Před 10 měsíci +3

    As an Albertan GameStop holder, all I can say is at least I'm not a Saskatchewanian AMC holder.

  • @DodgerBluetC
    @DodgerBluetC Před 10 měsíci

    You sir are one of few (if not ONLY) who shoutout sponsors that have practical every day use products. Thank you for another awesome video.

    • @fetB
      @fetB Před měsícem

      he, is just the face. Theres a lot of budget behind this channel

  • @christian_esquivel
    @christian_esquivel Před 10 měsíci

    Dude, I’m just more and more impressed with these videos

  • @giantgeoff
    @giantgeoff Před 10 měsíci +3

    Yours are some of the best content I have found on CZcams I would watch them even if I wasn't into motorcycles. I am sort of Canada adjacent, laughed at the Albertan jab even though I didn't actually get it. Now if you said Newfie I might understand, but then we have Jersey drivers few of whom know how to make a left turn, and those from North Carolina who all drive like some iteration of the Dale Earnhardt clan without possession of any of the necessary driving skills. So there's that......... Have a great day and thanks.

    • @rosemaryus-ct6151
      @rosemaryus-ct6151 Před 10 měsíci

      hey, i live in nc and i might be the only harley owner who doesnt break the speed limit. of course then again i'm a transplant; a born and bred yankee... i like the weather better than ct but the rednecks!!! yikes

  • @FleccaRobinson
    @FleccaRobinson Před 10 měsíci +8

    I don't know if it's ever been said yet but you're literally the best person for this job. Like for example I can't see anyone else ever presenting top gear as well as Jeremy Richard and James. I think everyone shares the same feelings about top gear, same here you are top-notch bro.

  • @refeekey250
    @refeekey250 Před 10 měsíci

    Ryan! You and your film crew are awesome keep up the great work.

  • @marcpigeon7796
    @marcpigeon7796 Před 10 měsíci

    Outstanding as usual, thank you all. 🏍️🇨🇦

  • @ericseidel4940
    @ericseidel4940 Před 10 měsíci +3

    Once upon a time, I tested the infamous SKULLY helmet. The experience was superb, with an integrated image projector low on the chin gard. I don't know how they manage to make it sharp at such short distance, but it was very good. The ONLY USEFUL FONCTION was the 180° rear camera. Forget everything else. This is the next big thing : enlarging your narrowed field without even the need to wring your neck.

    • @CenobiteBeldar
      @CenobiteBeldar Před 9 měsíci +1

      I can't believe they took a phenomenal idea and didn't put it into production.

  • @willblast5684
    @willblast5684 Před 10 měsíci +3

    I've been interested in the eyelight. It's a hud with a small projector which can be installed in any helmet I believe.

  • @brianhaygood183
    @brianhaygood183 Před 10 měsíci +1

    Sometimes the most valuable information is why you wouldn't want what you think you might want. Well done, as usual.

  • @danielzuniga6051
    @danielzuniga6051 Před 10 měsíci

    Great video, definitely has me excited for the future of ride tech

  • @otlndsh
    @otlndsh Před 10 měsíci +62

    Never have I stopped to wish that my helmet has "more stuff" on it.

    • @savage22bolt32
      @savage22bolt32 Před 10 měsíci +2

      I love the weight reduction that came along with carbon fiber helmets.

  • @Jawn23
    @Jawn23 Před 10 měsíci +5

    “Your Ducati is about to explode” 😂

  • @mikemillerr2000
    @mikemillerr2000 Před 8 měsíci +2

    Man, you are way to good for such a niche topic!! The joke about podcasts is so brilliant! Every episode has so many of this great little jokes that pass so fast but are gold. Really you should consider other subject. On the other hand you make a video about a japanese helmet with a million views! Wish you all the best, people like you make youtube so great!!!!

  • @brazenmarek6195
    @brazenmarek6195 Před 10 měsíci

    Bro putting in crazy overtime and effort for his fans. Great videos

  • @java.lang.NullPointerException
    @java.lang.NullPointerException Před 10 měsíci +5

    Good catch on nosiness! Tell SHOEI they should try adding tiny gyroscopic sensor, that way they can turn the basic hologram into augmented reality helmet - the main screen will be pined while looking towards the movement direction. When someone looks on the side it will cause the display to fade away or change the content

    • @quillmaurer6563
      @quillmaurer6563 Před 10 měsíci

      Or in a more basic case, image stabilization so it doesn't buffet all around and be hard to see. This is presumably a work in progress with a lot of shortcomings to address, hence the very limited sales. That's probably why they don't want many to use or even know about them yet (much less a video like this being made), they know it's not very good yet and don't want people to write off the concept based on what they have now. I think a lot of other things have fallen into that trap, new concepts rushed to market too quickly while they pretty much sucked, everyone realized they sucked, and weren't interested when better, more refined versions came along. This is presumably what they were trying to avoid ... until that meddling Ryan foiled them!

  • @lmoore3rd
    @lmoore3rd Před 10 měsíci +5

    I was hoping they were keeping it secret because it was to be sold only to those who pilot giant fighting robots.

  • @ZoomCruz
    @ZoomCruz Před 7 měsíci

    such high quality videos thanks for these fire vids f9 you should have more subs!

  • @shawnkislenger3024
    @shawnkislenger3024 Před 10 měsíci

    Top shelf vid as always

  • @suprPHREAK
    @suprPHREAK Před 10 měsíci +3

    If it’s just to give you basic, but critical information, I feel like a row of coloured LEDs in the chinbar would suffice, which match the indicators on the dash. Green signals on either side, blue high beam, a row of red to alert for imminent doom, for example.

  • @advhawk6455
    @advhawk6455 Před 10 měsíci +3

    I'll take my helmet lighter, please. Smart glasses, yes. Smart helmet, no. If I'm going to pay $1k for a helmet, it's going to be carbon fiber and intentionally designed and tested to protect my brain and neck with the least amount of bulk. Great video, as always.

  • @needsmctherapy1447
    @needsmctherapy1447 Před 10 měsíci

    bless up for the effort Ryan

  • @flechette3782
    @flechette3782 Před 10 měsíci

    I really love this channel.

  • @MrRich2u
    @MrRich2u Před 10 měsíci +10

    A simple wide view rear mounted camera in the back of the helmet projected on your visor would be awesome. same principle as rearview mirrors only better, and would pan with a slight head turn.

    • @quillmaurer6563
      @quillmaurer6563 Před 10 měsíci

      Bicyclists have been doing this for a while with small helmet-mounted mirrors. Not super popular, I don't know how well they really work. I bought one but never used it on a bicycle, I tried mounting it on a hat and using it while swing dancing so I don't back into other people, it didn't work at all for that - no depth perception and far too narrow a field of view (my friends thought it was hilarious though, an attempt to solve a problem we all have). Probably works somewhat better for its intended purpose, but would be much better if it were convex to provide a better field of view.

  • @petiertje
    @petiertje Před 10 měsíci +4

    I'd say HUD helmets can have a place for riders who wear glasses. I think prescription glasses with HUD capabilities are quite far away and (if even possible) are going to be ridiculously expensive.

    • @muddywater6856
      @muddywater6856 Před 10 měsíci +2

      Prescription lenses shouldn't be expensive, they just are.

  • @sonijam
    @sonijam Před 9 měsíci

    Thank you for the info!
    And I like that little camera!

  • @jamesfisher1827
    @jamesfisher1827 Před 10 měsíci

    Brilliant content as always.

  • @Kiyoone
    @Kiyoone Před 10 měsíci +7

    It is for driving *GUNDAMS*

  • @Skorpychan
    @Skorpychan Před 10 měsíci +5

    The helmet isn't bad if they made a left-sided one, since I'm left-eye dominant. Otherwise, AR/HUD glasses would be an utter game changer if I could get them to talk to my bike, my car, and my phone, and they could stand the 16+ hours a day I wear regular glasses. And put up with the abuse those take, and have the HUD bits changed between glasses which get changed every year.

    • @CrissaKentavr
      @CrissaKentavr Před 10 měsíci +1

      Oh, geepers, I didn't think of that! My astigmatism would make it all blurry on that side.

  • @_Corsa
    @_Corsa Před 10 měsíci +1

    Fantastic Shoei! Innovation begins with wild ideas and baby steps.

  • @ciprianmariuslazar2912
    @ciprianmariuslazar2912 Před 10 měsíci

    You have the best videos on the internet :)

  • @jamesdspaderf2883
    @jamesdspaderf2883 Před 10 měsíci +3

    I'd welcome a working HUD. When I glance down to look at my Garmin Zumo or cellphone, etc it's a bit blurry (side effect of wearing vision correction glasses. And/or sunshine renders the screen useless. So, a nice clear HUD would be welcome.

  • @257796
    @257796 Před 10 měsíci +4

    Your Ducati is about to explode. And you're Yamaha is just telling you a fault code

  • @user-bx9ml5uc1o
    @user-bx9ml5uc1o Před 10 měsíci

    Love your work!!!

  • @slowcarshop
    @slowcarshop Před 10 měsíci +2

    fortnine video quality strikes again

  • @stevenspragg3728
    @stevenspragg3728 Před 10 měsíci +5

    Why does it need to be a HUD? This is new tech. Treat it as such.
    Turn signals didn't used to mean anything, neither did brake lights. We had an indication of intention problem, so we created created a solution.
    Add LEDs to the topmost portion of the view in the helmet.
    Yellow flashing on the right, right turn signal.
    Yellow flashing on the left, left turn signal.
    Don't create a complicated solution for something that hasn't been defined yet and can be solved simply.

    • @marksmallman4572
      @marksmallman4572 Před 10 měsíci

      yes, motorcycle riders allready have more than enough to concentrate on in order to stay alive, without another unnecessary distraction.

    • @csn583
      @csn583 Před 10 měsíci

      ​@@marksmallman4572 Like everything on the dash you have to look down to see? Now there are times it may be better to ignore those things, but clearly the ideal is to move the necessary somewhere you don't have to look away from the road to see. It's literally a HEADS UP display!
      That said, clearly they're not there yet, but you don't get there by not trying...

    • @nikolaosberatlis3942
      @nikolaosberatlis3942 Před 10 měsíci

      I see a lot of comments about adding lights to the eyeport section of the helmet, like the Forcite helmet, but when you are navigating and there are two or more exits to the side or a roundabout how do you know which one to take? If lights are going to simply alert you to turn left or right, I don't see how they can offer much more than vocal directions played via bluetooth on your helmet. Vocal directions also tell you at what distance and street name to turn at, which is helpful.

  • @cgmehta8264
    @cgmehta8264 Před 10 měsíci +5

    I guess this is gonna be another banger video about a flop product. F9 always delivers. ♥️

    • @gloriahavland9844
      @gloriahavland9844 Před 10 měsíci +1

      It's not a flop if they're not even selling it. Watch the video

  • @vetrix
    @vetrix Před 10 měsíci

    there is something top gear-ish about the way you review.....i love it!

  • @djbeste
    @djbeste Před 10 měsíci +1

    The only CZcams show where I do not skip the sponsor part.

  • @richvangorder3900
    @richvangorder3900 Před 10 měsíci +25

    Why dont we develop tech that makes a 4 wheeler inoperable while a phone is being fiddled with. Thats!!! WHAT WE REALLY NEED

    • @carneeki
      @carneeki Před 10 měsíci +2

      Or any wheeler. I'm sick of delivery riders not paying attention to their surroundings, both pedal and petrol powered. I see more near misses with them than anything else on the road.

    • @leslieaustin151
      @leslieaustin151 Před 10 měsíci +3

      @@carneekicount my vote for the ‘any wheeler’ version. Les in UK

    • @BarryHansenK7BWH
      @BarryHansenK7BWH Před 10 měsíci +2

      I want an autonomous driving motorcycle so I can play video games while riding the superslab. I’ll let my self-driving bike text that self-driving Tesla, “Please don’t kill me today, tyvm.”

    • @richvangorder3900
      @richvangorder3900 Před 10 měsíci

      @@leslieaustin151 dont need autonomous driving. Tech already exists in the professional realm. Mandatory driver facing cameras! Hard break, swerve, speeding gets automatically sent for review. Now consequences span from classes, insurance hikes and even license suspension. Amateurs should have this mandated too

    • @leslieaustin151
      @leslieaustin151 Před 10 měsíci

      @@richvangorder3900 not sure why you’re ‘replying’ to me. I don’t want so-called “autonomous driving” on anything. People should look where they’re going and know what they’re doing, or surrender their licence and call a taxi. And all phones should be turned off when inside a car or on any vehicle. ANY vehicle. Les

  • @717pixels9
    @717pixels9 Před 10 měsíci +5

    They could have solved this problem easier by just making a sound when a rider needs to pay attention to the dashboard.

    • @cebruthius
      @cebruthius Před 10 měsíci +1

      It works for passenger airplanes :)

    • @quillmaurer6563
      @quillmaurer6563 Před 10 měsíci

      For that matter, something that plays a clicking noise when the turn signal is on. I think that's one of the most common things for motorcyclists to forget, as unlike in a car there's no aural indication it's on, and on many bikes you can't see the indicator light unless you dip your head to look down at it. Have had many times I'm riding along, look down to check my speed, see the turn signal light, and think "Oops, how long as that been on?" Perhaps a system that has helmet-mounted turn signals and brake lights, and makes a subtle click sound to the rider each time the light turns on and off.

  • @thesharanaithal
    @thesharanaithal Před 9 měsíci

    Damn your channel quality is awesome

  • @MrRickrm
    @MrRickrm Před 10 měsíci

    Great review as always. I just bout an insta360 one RS twin. Love those 360 views. Fits on my chin and for 360 on top of my helmet. Dont forget the invisible selfie stick too for thise drone looking shots.

  • @ScreamingReelsTV
    @ScreamingReelsTV Před 10 měsíci +5

    Who remembers Google Glass?

    • @Ntmoffi
      @Ntmoffi Před 10 měsíci

      I do. I remember passing an accident scene where one car driver ran another car off the road. The lady that was still on the road, sitting in her car, was wearing Google Glass.

  • @SaintBuick
    @SaintBuick Před 10 měsíci +4

    Just watched the HUD's are a scam video earlier 😂
    It seems like they could solve/improve the visibility of the HUD by including 2 features, a black background for the light(admittedly this does cause a tiny blindspot), and the ability to adjust the lense on atleast 2 axis so you can control where it falls in your field of vision.

    • @gbtygfvyg
      @gbtygfvyg Před 10 měsíci +1

      Doesn't need to be a black background, just make it slightly tinted

    • @SaintBuick
      @SaintBuick Před 10 měsíci

      @@gbtygfvyg I suppose they could be really fancy and use a self tinting lense

  • @ai4645
    @ai4645 Před 10 měsíci

    Didn't expect to be attacked for my podcast listening :D but as always good and concise video!

  • @Jay-mv7xv
    @Jay-mv7xv Před 10 měsíci

    Ryan, You do realize that your videos are Podcasts with pictures, right? I don't think I'm insufferable when I spout knowledge bombs from your videos! Thanks again for great content. ❤😂

  • @surfrat6
    @surfrat6 Před 10 měsíci +28

    All I know is that you shouldn't let this distract you from the fact that in 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire The A-Team.

  • @TheStringBreaker
    @TheStringBreaker Před 5 měsíci

    *Phenomenal video!*

  • @SriramSivakumar-iz3nu
    @SriramSivakumar-iz3nu Před 10 měsíci

    That was a beautiful review.

  • @missinglinq
    @missinglinq Před 10 měsíci

    And there goes that Shoei program. Thanks F9!

  • @Thunderis360
    @Thunderis360 Před 10 měsíci

    Yo the Johnny Brovo with Dbz got me so good, I just saw a video this morning showing him watching Dbz sped up.

  • @riff42
    @riff42 Před 10 měsíci

    nice running of the red light dude!

  • @nicolasetherton2534
    @nicolasetherton2534 Před 10 měsíci

    Absolutely brilliant

  • @jordanaldrich
    @jordanaldrich Před 10 měsíci

    Great video 👍

  • @bgardunia
    @bgardunia Před 10 měsíci +1

    My Mazda 3 has a projected heads up display that is very nicely designed. Simple - just speed, directions when you have navigation programmed, and same simple warnings.

  • @konnieblaze2116
    @konnieblaze2116 Před 10 měsíci

    Im liking the BMW glasses over the sight window in the SHOEI.

  • @ericjones7777
    @ericjones7777 Před 10 měsíci

    No doubt someone has posted this but Garmin had/has this and it's called the Varia vision. I bought it as larf some years ago and it was great. Told me what gear I was in, made it easy to know what to shift to when coming up on a hill but didn't help me climb any faster. It told me what direction I was heading in and could show me a map. It took all this data from my Garmin smart watch. I didn't have to look down at it while riding and I could change screens manually or set it to auto scroll. Eventually it died and couldn't charge anymore. I never replaced it and don't plan to. I like the idea of HUB that can take care of my blind spots, something Garmin has for bikes too, and alert me to traffic issues but I just plan my rides, take breaks and check the map. I live in Japan and this could come in handy but it's not something I'm going to through cas at.

  • @kevinc8744
    @kevinc8744 Před 10 měsíci

    Great video, thanks

  • @sickjohnson
    @sickjohnson Před 10 měsíci

    That Helberta'n shot was on point...damn! LOL

  • @pb3662
    @pb3662 Před 10 měsíci

    Custom molded in ears do a lot of this for you. They give hearing protection as well as quality audio and the option to add a mic if you really want/need to. I do run it to a cable to my device as it sounds better and doesn't need charging. This covers off directions/music/comms. Showing what you dont know is a nice option but whether that lives in the helmet or the bike console/projection is an interesting space to watch. If you aren't looking up to see a collision you are pretty much stuffed anyways. Something coming from the rear could be cool

    • @quillmaurer6563
      @quillmaurer6563 Před 10 měsíci

      For immediate warnings the helmet probably makes more sense. Directions and "Your Ducati is about to drain your bank account" make sense to be on the console as you don't need to see it instantaneously or you can look down at it when needed, but "You're about to be thrown into the passenger seat of a car registered in Alberta" is something that needs to be in your field of view right away. Cars that have HUDs are right in the driver's line of sight, even the main dashboard is much closer, while on a lot of motorcycles one must look well below their normal line of sight to look at their console, and windshields (on bikes that have them) are commonly well below the rider's sight-line as well, deflecting air up over them but the rider not actually looking through it. On my GZ250 (mini cruiser), before I put the windshield on there was no part of the bike in my normal field of view, even blocked by my helmet so I have to tip my head to look down at it (I literally couldn't tell you how many times I've forgotten the turn signal as I have no idea), so it felt like I was just flying along down the freeway. Now have a windshield on that bike, can see it in my normal field of view but never look through it, it could be opaque and wouldn't cause me any trouble. Thus the only thing I'm consistently looking at or through is my helmet visor.
      Another possibility I could see is an audio warning, that might be easier to implement and more useful. Basically to artificially be able to hear something coming up behind you. A pedestrian or possibly bicyclist would likely hear a car coming up behind them and react accordingly, I found hearing was a big part of the situational awareness while riding one and never felt comfortable with earbuds in. But a motorcyclist, with the noise of their bike, wind noise, other ambient noise, and usually wearing hearing protection for these reasons, plus the helmet on its own, and modern cars often being reasonably quiet (even gasoline cars), you'd not hear a car bearing down on you. I could see a surround-sound system (would need more than two speakers) that uses active noise reduction to quiet things overall, but artificially generate directional noises to warn of things like fast-approaching cars, feeling to the rider like they're hearing it naturally. Would have to be linked to the helmet's orientation, so say if you're head is turned to the left a car coming up behind would be in the left ear, while if looking ahead it would be from behind. I've thought it might be interesting to do the same with a communication device, so when you're talking to another motorcyclist you can hear the direction and approximate distance of them, useful for having a sense of where they are in relation to you, or when in a larger group hearing it from the direction they're in. Producing something that feels akin to people talking to each other while riding bicycles, but easier to hear than that.

  • @seabass8154
    @seabass8154 Před 10 měsíci +1

    For someone who never has and never will own a motorcycle, I sure love this channel.

    • @daszieher
      @daszieher Před 10 měsíci +1

      I own two, and i also dont ride

  • @cacaoueterealisateur
    @cacaoueterealisateur Před 10 měsíci

    "..first experiment in demented reality" => you floored me ryan 🤣 i peed my speedo (yes i watch your content knowingly so i can hide traces of my laughter easier, all in the prep 👍 work as you well know !) ❣ thank you again for threshold gaping me dear fortnine 🙊🙉🙈 ryan, best regards !

  • @regretnothing8035
    @regretnothing8035 Před 10 měsíci +2

    Try the Australian made Forcite helmet. I have one and it works well. It has a peripheral HUD based on a light bar. It comes with Harmon Kardon Bluetooth and camera built in chin area.

  • @braincasualties
    @braincasualties Před 10 měsíci

    Your definition of what listening to podcast do to people is as hilarious as accurate 😂

  • @Chris-Holden
    @Chris-Holden Před 10 měsíci

    These videos are so slick that when I watched you reach for a handlebar that's not there it got me giggling.

  • @K61r
    @K61r Před 10 měsíci

    CZcams unsubbed me from your channel. I subbed after your 20th video (ish) and it recommended this "because Engineering Explained watchers also watch"
    This platform is a joke.
    I havent watched yet but i know im about to thoroughly enjoy these next 7mins as always.
    EDIT: Another banger, as expected. Didn't know about the glasses, will be interesting to see this tech in 5 years

  • @connelly6375
    @connelly6375 Před 10 měsíci

    My god your summary of the podcast experience is too real it hurts

  • @nolanfrank582
    @nolanfrank582 Před 10 měsíci +1

    lmao the podcasts joke delivery was so damn good I had to rewind and listen to it again.

  • @luthier93
    @luthier93 Před měsícem

    Something I think would be really effective at helping with the comfort of the HUD (ex: less motion sickness) is some gyro-censors and software. Use the data from the censors to detect and negate vibration by animating the text in the opposite direction at the opposite velocity; head shakes left, text moves right, result: (hopefully) rock solid text. Same concept can be applied with different numbers so that if the acceleration of your head is indicative of real motion, rather than vibration, you could apply a lerp algorithm to the images and text on the HUD so that they will still follow in view, but drag behind a little bit as if on a spring. If you've never seen this in action in something like VR, that might sound like an insane idea to fix motion sickness, but you'd be surprised how affective it can be.

  • @thamomentum
    @thamomentum Před 10 měsíci

    Great video. Actually worked as a prototype engineer on v3 of this way back. It was only time this technology would be implemented. Not long before it's feasible without any extendable elements.

    • @nikolaosberatlis3942
      @nikolaosberatlis3942 Před 10 měsíci

      Cool. What's missing from the version of extendable elements, microLED?

    • @nikolaosberatlis3942
      @nikolaosberatlis3942 Před 10 měsíci

      Also, the video say the virtual image appears to be focused at a distance of 10m in front of him, but if the distance between the combiner and the micro-display is only 10-15cm how can the reflected image be that far ahead? There was another HUD, eyeride, that also claimed very long virtual distances but when I got to experience it myself the virtual distance was at most 0.5m requiring the rider to shift focus from far to close and back to the road again.