Continental HUD with DMD Technology Goes into Production

Automotive manufacturer Lincoln Motor Company, a division of Ford Motor Company, is putting Continental’s head-up display (HUD) with digital micromirror device (DMD) technology into production for the first time.

The solution from the technology company was first integrated into the 2017 Lincoln Continental, followed by the 2018 Lincoln Navigator and claims to enable an even better human-machine interface (HMI) experience for drivers.

Replacing previously-used LCD technology, the DMD generates graphical elements in the same way as digital cinema projectors, based on mirror optics and a picture generating unit (PGU). The Lincoln HUD claims to be one of the brightest and largest in its class, and allow drivers to see the display even through polarized sunglasses. Due to the increased display area, more information can be displayed from other elements of the holistic HMI. According to the press release, this technology also forms the basis for augmented reality head-up displays.