Continental invests in next-gen head-up display

Continental invests in next-gen head-up display

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

As part of a strategic partnership, Continental and Digilens are developing an automotive head-up display (HUD) that is now ready for industrialization. DigiLens’ holographic waveguide technology enables the development of HUDs for the automotive sector, but also for aviation or motorcycle helmets. This technology enables the HUD field of view to be doubled, resulting in a much larger projection area, as is required, for example, for applications in augmented reality. At the same time, the volume of the device is reduced to one-sixth of the conventional size.

Instead of mirrors to steer and magnify the images in the HUD, waveguide technology diffracts the light, reducing hardware and volume on the vertical axis. Especially with large projections, as required for augmented reality, mirror-based HUDs require a lot of space in the dashboard of the vehicle, which is usually not available. With waveguide technology, augmented reality HUDs can be realized for a broad market than before.

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