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Volkswagen's Interactive Lighting Systems to boost Safety on the road
Volkswagen has revealed its Interactive headlights and tail light clusters help to raise the bar for safety in future.
At the same time, it is also opening the door to increasingly personalized vehicle design.
Interactive tail light clusters for added safety:
Matrix tail light clusters will allow warnings to be incorporated into the tail lights, for example, enabling dangerous situations, like the area at the end of a traffic jam, to be defused using car-to-car communication.
New assist functions, such as the micro-lens-based “Optical Park Assist” system, will improve safety while manoeuvring. This system will be able to project the vehicle’s path onto the road to alert passers-by to the parking process.
IQ.Light – LED matrix headlights (interactive, camera-based dipped and main beam headlight control)which includes a poor weather light that reduces back-glare and cross-glare on wet roads
In-house Volkswagen light tunnel reduces development times:
A further effect:
Especially in a complex, noise-intensive traffic environment, light is the optimal means of communication. The headlights take over the task of maintaining eye contact with other road users. Where does the car want to go? Has it noticed the pedestrian, and will it remain stopped? This naturally increases safety.
Lighting elements can also clearly indicate whether the car is in autonomous driving mode, or if it is starting up and pulling away. Furthermore, owners can tell just from a light signal whether the vehicle is still charging, or is ready for travel again