Car lights—and ELS (embedded lighting systems) more generally—are growing more complex in design, technology and technique. For starters, there's the evolution of light sources and concomitant drive for more accurate optics and new electronic devices for their control. These, in turn, are facilitating new functions coming to the fore: AFS and ARS, and now the long-elusive holy grail that is ADB and its pixel light variants. Then there's the never-ending quest for novel design and styling pulling specific innovations. Meanwhile, the development of autonomous driving stands to impose new challenges for the lighting field. And all of this is happening with ever-shortening product development cycles and ever-smaller packaging, weight, and cost constraints. More and more highly competent engineers are urgently needed now and in the foreseeable future.
In response, the new ELS Chair was created, 100% focused on this field.