Italians designed the headlights for autonomous vehiclesDecember 27, 2018
Magneti Marelli, an electronic components developer for the automotive industry, will present the third generation of Smart Corner headlights at CES in Las Vegas. This is a flexible platform that allows you to integrate sensors and sensors of the autonomous control system into optics.
Smart Corner technology provides for the installation of lidars, radars, cameras and ultrasonic sensors in the headlights and taillights. At the same time, familiar features such as automatic high beam control or individual control of a matrix of “pixel” diodes will be available to manufacturers. In addition, this solution can be fully customized for specific needs and provides a 360 degree view.
The development of lighting technology is becoming one of the priorities for major manufacturers. One of the new developments of Volkswagen is LED headlamps, which use 30 thousand light points-pixels, allowing to project various images onto the road.
A similar technology called Digital Light is also available for the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Each sedan headlight consists of more than a million micro reflectors, dividing the beam into multiple “pixels”. Their brightness can be adjusted independently of each other, projecting warning symbols onto the road.
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