In a recent edition of DVN, I remarked that Consumer Reports considered the LED low beams on the 2014 Toyota Corolla the best they’d tested—which might have been true when that car launched, but GM’s new-for-2015 Cadillac Escalade’s full-LED headlamps
Mini LEDs has been put forth as the technology to confront OLED in display applications. Makers, notably from Taiwan, with expertise in LEDs and LCD see the opportunity and are accelerating their technology development, aiming to boost the LED industry.
Mitsubishi Electric have developed a thermal sensor that accurately distinguishes between humans and other heat sources, for the identification of human-specific behaviour such as walking, running, or raising hands.
Osram are accelerating their development in vehicle lighting and other innovative automotive technologies. Mike Godwin (photo), Osram’s Director of Automotive LED Marketing, says AVs will “completely transform” the vehicle lighting industry.
Using air to make bubbles in molten glass has been a known technique since Roman times. Now, researchers are applying that technique a microscopic scale to make specialised miniature cone-shaped lenses known as axicons.
Axicons are used to shape
A theater scene, a movie set, or a monument is transformed by thoughtfully-designed lighting. At the WardsAuto Interiors Conference, Osram Senior Application Engineering Manager Kimberly Peiler said “That can be brought to car
LiFi uses visible light to transmit data over the air. It is a major focus of Signify to make light a new communication tool. As the IoT (“Internet of Things”) grows, the number of internet-connected devices increases drastically. Ed Huibers, general manager
Nexperia have expanded their constant-current LED driver family with eight new AEC-Q101 automotive-qualified devices to drive low- and medium-power LEDs up to 250mA.
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Todd Morgan, Varroc Lighting Systems’ Senior VP of Global Product Development, notes that LEDs have never been so polyvalent as they are now: “The portfolio of LEDs available today allows us to deliver an
The uptake of mini LEDs is expected to increase in the coming years with applications including gaming display and other professional monitors; meanwhile, the technology is also becoming popular for automotive applications.
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