Helmet Company Collects $2.5 Million In Crowdfunding Funds, Doesn’t Ship Helmets, Goes Bankrupt

Helmet Company Collects $2.5 Million In Crowdfunding Funds, Doesn’t Ship Helmets, Goes Bankrupt

The Skully was meant to be the first augmented-reality motorcycle helmet, giving riders information from their GPS in a heads-up display, and even showing a feed from a rear-view camera in their field of vision. Sounds like an amazing product… that will never actually ship, even as excited backers on IndieGoGo put down amounts from $500 to $2,000 for deposits or pre-payment for their helmets. [More]

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NYC: A Bike-Share Program Without A Helmet Requirement Is Totally Fine

If you don’t own a bike, the odds are slim that you happen to own a helmet that you can wear while cruising around a city like New York on a bike-share set of wheels. As such, there’s no helmet requirement in the city, which the administration says is just fine. Others say this lack of safety will increase injuries and fatalities in a city that doesn’t sleep and certainly hates to slow down. [More]

Yamaha ATV Problem: Death, Solution: Free Repairs And Free Helmets

Yamaha ATV Problem: Death, Solution: Free Repairs And Free Helmets

The CPSC has announced a a free repair program to address safety issues with all Yamaha Rhino 450, 660, and 700 model off-highway recreational vehicles.