Microvision and Ford to Collaborate on Novel 'Heads-Up' Display For Automobiles

May 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Microvision Inc.

    BOTHELL, Wash., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Microvision Inc. (Nasdaq:   MVIS),
 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."
     About Microvision
     Headquartered in Bothell, Wash., Microvision, Inc. is the developer of the
 patented retinal scanning display technology and a world leader in micro
 miniature optical scanning technology for display and imaging applications.
 The company's technology has application in a broad range of military,
 medical, industrial, professional and consumer information products.
 Additional information can be found at the company's Web site at
 http://www.mvis.com .
     Forward-Looking Statement
     The information set forth in this release includes "forward-looking
 statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act
 of 1934, as amended, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those
 sections. Certain factors that realistically could cause results to differ
 materially from those projected in the company's forward-looking statements
 are set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly
 Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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