What's New: Motorcycling

A helmet for protection and direction

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USING YOUR HEADGEAR Buttons (left) control the display's navigation functions (right).

Hoping to recapture those 2 to 4 seconds it takes to refocus on the road after a rider glances at the dash, the prototype Blue Eye helmet from DesignWorks/ USA and BMW features the world's first motorcycle head-up display. The 320- by 240-pixel color LCD is positioned 2 inches from your eye, close enough so it's out of focus. But the info on the display is focused at infinity, so it remains clear as you look down the road. No production plans yet.