Though content creators in the augmented reality space are still struggling to find engaging use cased for early mobile augmented reality platforms, there is still a feverish amount of excitement inside the space from big tech companies and makers of key components which are plugging along in developing technologies that will enable consumer AR headsets.
One such startup, augmented reality display manufacturer DigiLens announced today that they have raised $25M of a Series C round from automotive parts manufacturing giant Continental.
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DigiLens manufactures “waveguide displays” which have been in use for a while but are pretty much the best technology available for making AR headset displays. While VR headset manufacturers are able to use conventional LCD or OLED displays to render an entirely new world while perhaps relying on passthrough feeds from cameras to simulate “mixed reality” environments, hardware manufacturers interested in making glasses-like AR headsets that aren’t incredibly ugly have had to rely on waveguides which reflect light that is shined into the edge of...