14 thumbs up. Nice. Thanks to Joe, again.
"The Discovery Vision Concept’s front foglights can emit infrared lasers that can be deployed to scan the approaching terrain, providing the driver with a mapped image on an interior screen to better prepare for potential hazards.
When in trouble, the laser technology can also project visible images onto the road, alerting others to any issues – think emergency triangle or caution sign."
The picture gallery on this site also shows the fog lights projecting guides markers onto the road for squeezing between detected objects. There is a lot of laser tech on this vehicle.
If these clowns are to keep their dunk tank jobs, the take they generate must exceed their wage. In this regard, a compulsive personality is a very valuable attribute. Everyone finds compulsive behavior very annoying, which makes a dunk tank clown very happy.
...sole purpose is getting people and money to part.
Dunk tank clowns never care if they get dunked or not. They get paid the same either way, just so long as they keep on talking and never fail to annoy people. It's a job.
What emotions are the dunk tank clowns always hoping to stir? They work each day and they're working this day too.
How many shares does he currently own and what is their basis? If he were selling those now, that might say something, but not buying (although he recently has bought as you say) indicates nothing as to a preference not to own shares. He does own shares and apparently wishes to continue to own them.
Excellent post and information. MVIS needs to take the development to the threshold of showing value and capability, so that an OEM picks up and licenses the tech to make it conform to their applications and market advantage. It would be wasteful for MVIS to do otherwise since whatever configuration and capabilities MVIS might happen to choose, no matter how small and capable they might be, would never possess every detail and attribute of a given OEM's specific requirements for their specific application. MVIS can contract to help develop a design for a specific OEM, as they have done with Sony, but to have tried to do that on their own would have never hit the mark. To expect the SONY solution to be a one size fits all for all other OEM's (although quite possibly for some perhaps if they want it and if Sony wishes to sell it to them) is to misunderstand what goes on in the world of technological development, application, and business.
Sony, UPS, TI, Microsoft, Google, Facebook all went down today. Name a company that didn't and there's probably something wrong with it that no one was buying it up to begin with. So why don't I feel tormented? Because 14 exciting weeks in the life of MVIS in 2014 have passed so far and there is a lot more excitement that is coming in the remaining 38 especially after 5 years of patents, OEM's, products, development, and deep patience behind us. This is the year. It's make it or break it and I think we're going to make it.
Fascinating discussion on IV Board about this and laser safety.
.............and remember, Primesense was bought by Apple......:))))
Think of how the light comes out of the HUD unit itself. It's in a box with sides. The light can't go out wide, hit the windshield and come back to your eye. The only way I can think of is if there were two or three conventional huds arrayed along the dash projecting tiled sectors of the image, but that's no good; too expensive and takes up too much room under the dash. It has to be a single projector capable of a very wide aspect ratio. I can't see a projector like that being buried under the dash except for a short throw type, and that makes me think of the Sony units that were in the ceiling at CES.
Looks like the sellers have sold and the buyers have bought. Everybody's just waiting to see how the cookie crumbles.
Did you watch the video? The image covers a swath of the windshield that is as wide as the hood of the car is, so about half the windshield from the driver's perspective. That is far wider than the cluster of data that is typically seen on a HUD display. If you look at a schematic cross section of the inside of a HUD you'll see what I mean about why that is difficult for conventional HUD's. The expanding image bounces between mirrors to give the illusion of depth on the windshield, so you are virtually peering into the box under the dash through the aperture in the box, as reflected by the windshield. You have to search around to find a picture of one. I think the one I saw was by a supplier to BMW, but I can't search it up now. I've never seen a HUD before that covers that much of the windshield and I believe it requires an entirely different HUD solution to accomplish.
entre...appreciate the thought you put into your analyses. It's complex and I don't have a clear idea of how Sony will manage their roll outs. One thing I noticed about Sony's published image of their module is that it's proportions appear consistent with those of a leaner door perhaps.
It would take a lot of mirrors and optics to expand a panel display (inside the box under the dashboard) wide enough to cover all of the windshield area necessary for this concept. It seems more like a job for one of those short throw jobbies like Sony had on the ceiling of their Life Space booth at CES. Never saw this transparent hood concept before though. Just remembering that it was Range Rover Sport that was touting laser head up displays in the 2014 model, although I've never seen anything further beyond marketing write ups about it last year. This does not mention lasers, but one can't help but wonder what happened to that laser head up for 2014 and what's in this head up slated for the future. Guess I'll be watching the New York Auto Show.
Well I can't say I would be unhappy either way. A contract with some revenue and we're off to the races, SA or otherwise. I guess it just comes down to the thrill of having predicted it, which is a game I don't mind losing for the sake of a good run.