In this COVID – 19 era, although a bit less business is being observed in different quarters of the lighting industry, the researchers and new product developers have been actively working in their respective areas – and gearing up for offering great products in the post-COVID opening rush of the global market.

Besides others, as the demand for intelligent headlights is increasing, a fairly good amount of work has been done in the automotive lighting industry. According to a recent report published by the Research and Markets, of late, six intelligent headlight technology routes have come to the forefront, namely: LED Matrix, AFS, LCD, DLP, Blade Scan and MEMS.

As per the research, as LED packaging technology matures and its cost falls, matrix ADB (Adaptive Driving Beam) will still be the main implementation form of intelligent headlights that tend to sink from high-class car models to the lower-class.

Thanks to the development in the field of LED control, a matrix LED headlight is an ADB system equipped with an array of individually addressable and controllable LEDs that work together with an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the traffic detection device – to optimize lighting scenarios for improved driving visibility in the dark, without applying glare to drivers in oncoming or preceding vehicles.

No doubt it’s a great boon for the drivers. Matrix LED headlights produce a glare-free high beam through pixel-level digital control of individually addressable LEDs. These adaptive lighting systems interact with driving environment via the vehicle onboard camera system. In this phase, OSRAM has introduced EVIYOS 1.0, the world’s first Adaptive Frontlight System (AFS) delivering 1,024 pixels on 4mm x 4mm SoC.

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