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Pioneer HUD Nav System Is Powered by MicroVision's PicoP!

October 13th, 2011

“Keep your eyes on the road” is going to take on a whole new meaning come 2012. Pioneer is set to release its laser powered Augmented Reality HUD device based head up display navigation system next year. The new nav system uses MicroVision’s PicoP technology to superimpose road information within the driver’s horizon of sight. No more distracting glances away from the road while trying to navigate it. More focus on the road means more control of the wheel to optimize safety while driving.

Check out the video and let us know what you think:

See the Future of Mobile Display in 3D with MicroVision

September 11th, 2011

Seattle is once again hosting this year’s Mobile Future Forward, a gathering of some of the best and most influential minds in the mobile industry to explore the latest trends and innovations that will shape the industry for the next 2-5 years. Hear experts and visionaries from around the world as they discuss, debate and decide what the user experience and applications will look like in the coming years.

For MicroVision, the future of mobile displays can be viewed in 3D. In fact, MicroVision will be demonstrating an early version of its 3D PicoP® prototype at the Visions of the Future session during the event. This technology enables a 3D viewing experience from mobile devices.  The company believes that as more 3D content are made available, 3D support will be the next logical step for its future line of laser pico projectors. With this new 3D PicoP® technology, users will have the ability to break free from small screens, and will be able to display 3D content of up to 100-inches in diagonal image size. In addition, MicroVision’s in-motion laser display technology is ideal for high-intensity, action-packed 3D mobile games, providing focus-free crisp images for a truly immersive gaming experience.  See it live in action:

When:                 September 12, 2011

Where:                Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66 , Seattle, WA 98121

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MIT Media Lab Uses PicoP for LuminAR

September 1st, 2011

MicroVision’s PicoP technology is enabling Nathan Linder of MIT Media Lab to transform any surface into an interactive computer display. Nathan is a graduate student leading the LuminAR project, a research focused on the concept of augmented reality, and he has designed a device that combines a camera, a digital projector and a wireless node with the objective of building a computer form factor that is neither screen-centric nor keyboard-based. With LuminAR, any surface can be turned into a touch-screen interface.   

Nathan’s invention has won him this year’s Tony Stark Challenge where he was awarded $15,000 by Audi of America to fund his research.  So far, he has built six LuminAR prototypes using pico projectors from Microvision; one was shown at the National Retail Federation Convention earlier this year, as part of Intel’s “Connected Store” concept display. has published a detailed article about Nathan’s work on the LuminAR project with videos. Read the full article here.

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