Startup Hits the Road with Its Smart Motorcycle Helmets

Plymouth-based Quintessential Design just launched a smart helmet that syncs to a motorcyclist’s phone, making it possible to make hands-free calls and use turn-by-turn navigation with voice activation through Siri and Google Assistant.

After wrapping up a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign in April, Quin Design kicked off production of its smart motorcycle helmets in May. Orders are already pouring in from around the world. The startup expects to sell between 2,000 and 5,000 helmets within the first year.

Quin Design sold 329 helmets through Kickstarter. “It was a great way for us to get validation from the market,” says Anirudh Surabhi, founder and head of innovation. Since its inception in 2017, Quin Design has raised about $500,000 in seed capital.

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