Smart helmets may not be as well-known or as successful as they would like, but it seems that manufacturers are not giving up on the research of future movements. In another development, action camera giant GoPro has acquired helmet brand Forcite, which is also involved in the development of smart capabilities.
The agreement between the two companies was announced on January 16, and is expected to be completed sometime within the first three months of the year. GoPro has announced that more information will be made public in February in its investor communication.
According to announcements from the two companies, the short-term plan will see them work together in parallel, with GoPro looking to accelerate the achievement of Forcite’s vision to harness the full benefits of the technology, in its helmets and lay the foundation for applications and in other categories of helmets, beyond motorcycle.
The two companies also want to work with other helmet brands, with GoPro chief Nicholas Goodman mentioning the “established brands” he intends to help “move the industry forward with us.”
Let’s see what this collaboration will bring…