Mercedes cars taught to project images on the roadMarch 6, 2018
The company Mercedes-Maybach introduced the new generation of headlights with technology Digital Light. Optics was demonstrated at the Geneva Motor Show and in the future will be installed on production models. The first such optics is to get the updated S-Class sedan in the Maybach version, which also debuts at the motor show in Geneva. Sales of this car will begin this summer.
More than one million micromirrors are installed in each of the digital headlights. The technology also includes chips and special sensors that can identify other road users. Thanks to the information received, the system adjusts the beams of the headlamps so as not to blind the drivers of other vehicles, as well as pedestrians and cyclists on the streets. In this case, the technology takes into account the angle of rotation of the steering wheel and the distance to the vehicle in front.
In addition, the new optics can project various symbols onto the road. For example, duplicate a road sign, show a turn or shine a pedestrian crossing.
“Digital Light lights not only create ideal lighting conditions in any situation on the road, but also complement the set of driving assistance systems,” said Daimler AG board member Ola Kellenius.
The updated S-Class sedan, which will receive the first new headlights, will be made in the style of the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 concept, which was presented last August at the Pebble Beach elegance competition. Also, the car will be equipped with 20-inch wheel disks and modified bumpers. The customers will be offered several new colors of the body painting.