Less than a week after providing a $ 25 million financing round for automotive HUDs, DigiLens has introduced a new wave guide display for motorcycle helmets that is thinner, lighter, brighter, and lower in cost.
Designed for AR For motorcycle helmets, the MonoHUD display consists of two lattice layers (the portion of the display that redirects the light) that is one less than the previous generation. DigiLens produces the displays with a new inkjet coating process that is more efficient, resulting in higher productivity and lower costs. The method also creates a display that provides greater contrast and allows the user to see content clearly in daylight.
"The increased quality of the two-layer display and reducing manufacturing complexity is critical to our customers," said Chris Pickett, DigiLens CEO. "It lowers production costs and enables them to get products to market faster, we already see several innovative use cases like motorcycle HUDs and are looking for developers to show us what's coming next."
The full-color display offers a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels and an AR field of view of 25 degrees diagonal with a free field of view of 105 degrees. The display has a brightness of 8,000 Nits and a battery life of up to eight hours.
DigiLens licenses the technology to the manufacturer, Young Optics, which collaborates with Sena, a manufacturer of Bluetooth communications for motorcycles and action sports, to create a system that connects helmets to a user's smartphone for speed, transmission, fuel and to display oil level, navigation and other information in their field of view