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DigiLens Inc., an innovator in holographic waveguide display technology for extended reality (XR), announced the availability of its CrystalClear™ Augmented Reality (AR) Heads-up Display (HUD), boasting the largest field-of-view (FOV) HUD up to 15° x 5° and packaged into approximately 5 liters of volume. This is a size improvement of more than three times when compared to any of the other best-in-class HUDs in the market today. This ultra-compact AR HUD can be inserted into nearly any dashboard and allows the HUD image to be displayed at infinity making “at-a- glance” extended reality driving experiences compatible with any standard vehicle and enhancing overall safety by delivering relevant information that is superimposed on the real-world in the driver’s line of sight.
Most cars today have a thin dash that doesn’t allow a large volume HUD to reside beneath the dashboard. Conventional mirror-based HUDs and DMD-based AR HUDs support safety with real-world view assisted navigation, but are much larger than DigiLens’ waveguide-based HUDs. The CrystalClear AR HUD is based on DigiLens’ proprietary photopolymer material to enable a thinner multi-layer waveguide with a light engine to direct the light from underneath with maximum efficiency for a full HUD display solution.
“HUD volume, field of view and the image location have been the biggest barriers to adoption of AR assisted driving in automotive,” said Chris Pickett, CEO of DigiLens. “Our technology uses integrated diffractive optics within a flat waveguide embedded in the dashboard in order to compress the volume of the HUD and fit into virtually any automobile dashboard. We have, by far, the widest FOV HUD available on the market and the HUD image is displayed at infinity thereby giving meaningful and contextual visual data that can be attached to the world in front of a driver, so the driver never has to take their eyes off the road. Our waveguide technology is the only solution that can produce such a result. DigiLens appreciates to work on the CrystalClear™ AR HUD with the automotive HUD market leader Continental AG, bringing this technology to market.”