If you go to the Continental webite for HUD, it does show DMD being used with 2016 for series production:
"The AR-HUD moves virtual information directly into the driver’s line of sight. It inserts full-color graphics into the real road view in an approximately 130 cm-wide and over 60 cm-high section of the driver’s field of vision at a distance of 7.5 meters. The basis for this is provided by digital micro-mirror device (DMD) technology, which is also used in digital cinema projectors. Continental will bring this projection technology into series production as early as in 2016. Three possible applications are realized in connection with driver assistance systems in the Continental demo vehicle as an example: The AR-HUD supports the driver if the vehicle is in danger of unintentionally drifting out of a lane. The AR-HUD also supports the use of ACC (adaptive cruise control). When ACC is enabled, a crescent-shaped marking in the AR-HUD highlights the vehicle in front that is detected by the electronics. The AR-HUD also reflects navigation information in the real exterior view. This leads to the driver knowing which turning they have to take, without having to look back and forth between the navigation screen and the real world."
Oh, Celluon is waiting until end of the year for releasing any info. MicroVision is interested, but needs to see people's availability and when they want to schedule it.
We actually asked them about it. Sounds like they want to wait until the end of the year for anything: product, announcements, podcast, etc.
Thanks. We've been trying to make this happen for some time. Hopefully, we get something set up soon. We have a podcast with the folks at SmartPico next week - stay tuned.
If you have other companies o people you want to see on a podcast, please let us know!
I posted it to the Picopros Facebook page earlier this week. You might want to check there every so often...I post a lot of stuff I don't here. I have been following the dialogue here and just wanted to help clarify things. Now, it doesn't mean Sony couldn't have other methods using PicoP for the cube, but this, coupled with lack of scan lines in the video, etc. leads me to believe the cube in not PicoP. But, until we know for sure, I cannot be 100% certain.
Yahoo won't let me link to it. Look up US patent application 20140218702. It covers the laser projection cube. Talks about LCoS and DM (i.e. DLP). It uses a mirror to do the extreme throw ratio of the image.
TouchPico uses DLP at the moment. TouchPico has their own proprietary touch technology, which they intend to leverage with the TouchPico and through other OEMs.
Thanks. I believe pico projectors are finally ready for "prime time". The TouchPico is a great-looking product and we will be getting a review unit after production starts in late-October. Cannot wait!
We will be talking with the founders of TouchPico tonight on our latest podcast. It will stream live on AV Nation's YouTube Channel. wwwDOTyoutubeDOTcom/user/AVNationTV
We talk projection smartwatches, holographic displays, and chat with a fantastic non-profit who uses pico projectors to educate in rural areas around the globe!
My apologies. We were to speak with the top guy at TouchPico. Unfortunately, he was stuck in an airport. He was trying to arrange for their technical lead to call in, but he is located in Singapore. We spoke with their marketing person for a bit and we all agreed to try to reschedule for August. We do have another podcast with another group on August 12th at 7pm ET.
Yes, it will stream live at 8pm ET tonight on the AV Nation YouTube channel. Then a week or so later, it will post on their website
Touch projection can be done with any display technology. They are using an IR detector.
The TouchPico touch interactive pico projector is coming soon. AND, we are talking with them tonight on our latest podcast!