Audi further extends its lead in lighting technology
Close cooperation between engineers and designers
Innovative matrix LED headlights make their debut in 2013
Audi Matrix LED headlights
The technology of the future is known as Audi Matrix LED headlights – it subdivides the LED high-beam light into numerous individual segments.
The individual light-emitting diodes, which work in tandem with lenses or reflectors in front of them, always deliver excellent illumination, without requiring a swiveling mechanism – instead they are separately activated, deactivated or dimmed according to the situation. This new technology gives Audi engineers and designers fascinating possibilities for configuring the number of LEDs, their arrangement and the size and design of the headlights.
The Audi Matrix LED headlights get the information they need from a camera, the navigation system and other sensors. When the camera detects other vehicles, this causes the high-beam light, which is subdivided into multiple sectors, to be blocked in a certain subarea. In complex situations, the headlights can also illuminate the spaces between several vehicles.
Based on navigation data, the high beam light predictively swivels into the curve even before the driver begins to turn the steering wheel. Essentially, the high beam light guides the driver along the road. This functionality is also reflected in the special headlight design. Illumination of the segments can also be experienced from outside. The matrix LED headlights will make their debut later this year.