Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach SID19 Auto

Abstract:


The next big thing in automotive interior lighting are 1,000s of RGB LEDs providing orchestrated effects and living room feeling for autonomous and robot cars. That is an enormous step from a few white LEDs of todays cars. The presentation will show and compare examples of high-end interior lighting. Additional benefits raise from the improvement of safety like attention flashes or visualization of status for manual or semi-automated driving. New concepts in terms of electronics and quality of light are required - an example is the display-like characteristic of contour lights (direct-lit light guides) in terms of luminance, uniformity, color and bright ambient light performance.