Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
2016 Photonics Buyers' Guide Clearance! – Use Coupon Code FC16 to save 60%!
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

European Automaker Tests Microvision Laser-Scanning Display

Photonics.com
Aug 2001
BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 26 -- Microvision has shipped a prototype front projection display to a European automaker for two months of performance evaluations in test vehicles. The system is expected to deliver extremely bright, high fidelity images in a small, robust and inexpensive package.

The palm-sized projector is a flexible display module that can support a full range of automotive information applications, including serving as a digital replacement for conventional vehicle information and dashboard displays as well as emerging "telematics" applications like GPS navigation, traffic advisories and internet-based information services. Microvision's proprietary scanning display technology allows drivers to view information projected in selected locations such as rear-view mirrors, windshields or instrument clusters.

"This system achieves brightness nearly three times that of competing displays, using a low-power laser light source that never has to be replaced, unlike the bulbs in conventional projection displays," said Rick Rutkowski, Microvision CEO. "Brightness is an important safety feature because it allows the driver to keep the display up near the windshield so the eyes stay on the road."



Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2016 Photonics Media
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.