Driving a quad bike in the desert has never been safer, thanks to a new invention by an Emirati aircraft engineer.
Ahmad Majjan, chief executive of MTS Group, created a smart helmet with built-in GPS and telephonic capabilities. It uses a solar system for power.
The helmet, which was on display at the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience in the capital yesterday, allows the driver to switch on the quad bike’s engine.Its technological device, which is resistant to sand and water, can also send out a signal for help should the vehicle overturn.
r Majjan, 54, said he came up with the idea for the helmet after his son broke his arm while riding a quad bike in the desert four years ago. The boy was 15 at the time.
Mr Majjan, who is from Dubai, has patented the technological device system, which he also adapted for use on the handle of a foldable cane. “It took me four months to build the system and it’s become a hobby,” he said.
“The handle of the cane allows you to speed-dial two people. It has a light, an emergency alarm and built-in headphones.
Courtesy: The National, UAE