Microvision and Ford to Collaborate on Novel Display For Automobiles

    BOTHELL, Wash., May 24 Microvision Inc. ,
the leader in light scanning technologies, announced today that they will
collaborate with Ford Research Laboratory on the design and development of
next generation driver and passenger display systems for automotive use.

    The first project will demonstrate Microvision's light scanning display
technology as a driver's heads-up (HUD) display, similar to those used in
military and commercial aircraft.  Microvision's light scanning displays are
believed to provide the potential for world's brightest and only daylight
readable augmented vision display in either monochrome or full-color. Such a
display system would allow the driver to view transparent images for daytime
navigation information as well as night vision imagery by projecting the
images off of the windshield.

    "We continue to pursue exciting and large market opportunity applications
for our display technology," commented Tom Sanko, Microvision's vice president
for marketing.  "In addition to our recently announced efforts to develop
mini-rear projection displays for automobiles, our HUD development schedule
will first focus on a proof of concept demonstrator.  We believe our bright,
high-resolution display enables multiple unique, flexible and valuable
configuration possibilities for future automobile designs.  We look forward to
working with Ford on this exciting HUD development."

    

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