POC works with Swedish startup to develop self-charging smart helmets

By Steve Frothingham

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC is working with a Swedish startup tech company to develop smart helmets that charge themselves via a new material that converts light energy — from solar or artificial sources — to an electric charge. The companies said they plan to deliver the helmets in 2020.

POC’s partnership is with Exeger Operations AB, a Stockholm-based company founded in 2008. According to Crunchbase, Exeger has received $28.1 million in venture funding since 2010, including a $10 million investment last month from SoftBank Group, a Tokyo investment company. Exeger says its technology has applications in a variety for consumer tech products, including headphones, tablets and wireless speakers. It’s not clear that the company has delivered any commercial products yet, although in March the comapny said it had signed its first commercial contract, with a unnamed “leading global consumer company.”

POC and Exergy plan to showcase its plans for a smart helmet at the Rouleur Classic in London, which opens Oct. 31.

“Safety and innovation are at the very center of what we do,” said POC’s CEO, Jonas Sjögren.Inspired by our mission we are driven to explore new ideas and innovate to improve protection …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News