I love this idea! My eyes are very light sensitive so I always use a dark shield while street riding, but then when night comes I have decreased visibility. Carrying a spare clear shield is pretty inconvenient because of the shield shape and size. There have been a couple of transitions visors in the past, but the problem with transitions is they tend to lose that ability overtime and settle somewhere in the middle.
An electronic tint is the answer. Sure, you could lose your tint if your battery died, but it would turn clear with the lack of power so your could go on! I am pretty excited about this and I will definitely be keeping an eye out. Here's the official press release from AGV.
Innovative LCD helmet shield changes from clear to dark in one second.
In keeping with its continuous commitment to meeting the needs of users, AGV launches AGVisor, an exceptional helmet shield that almost instantaneously transitions from clear to dark, with the click of a button.
Currently available as an accessory for AGV’s Pista GP, Corsa, and GT-Veloce models, this amazingly practical visor utilizes a liquid-crystal display to change from clear to dark in less than one second, ensuring optimum visibility for the wearer no matter the light conditions. The AGVisor is powered by a small, built-in, rechargeable battery. Thanks to its ergonomic design, the system can be easily operated while riding, even when wearing gloves. The LCD technology adheres perfectly to the visor, also performing an anti-fog function, and a reduced-edge design ensures that visibility is not impaired.
The AGVisor can be fully charged in two hours, preparing the rider for any light condition that may be encountered (check local regulations for restrictions). When fully charged, the shield can be used in dark mode for 12 hours, and for situations when the battery’s charge has been depleted, an innovative fail-safe system allows the visor to return to clear mode.