The internationally positioned automotive supplier HELLA, together with the car manufacturer Stellantis, has developed a characteristic light signature for both the front and rear lighting of the new Peugeot 308.
The central element of the design is in the middle of the radiator grille: the radome, a translucent cover for radar systems, adorns the new Peugeot brand logo. “The radome is not only an important eye-catcher, but is also becoming increasingly important in the future with a view to autonomous driving. After all, it protects the sensors, which are essential for autonomous driving, from environmental influences and ensures their functionality,” says Dr. Frank Huber, Managing Director-Lighting Division, HELLA.
In the Peugeot 308, the radome conceals the automatic cruise control ACC with Stop & Go function including lane departure warning. The hook-shaped LED daytime running lights additionally emphasize the brand’s typical appearance at the front of the vehicle. The striking light is in the rear lighting with LED tail lights displaying the typical three claws. The implementation with EdgeLight technology creates a spatial 3D effect, which ensures a high recognizability of the vehicle on the road.