The ZKW Group submitted a total of 51 new patents last year, making them № 1 in their region and № 4 in Europe. As an international group company, ZKW increasingly submit their patents in international markets including China, the USA, and Germany.
R&D is prioritised at ZKW. They test new products in their own light tunnel, one of the world’s largest, as they develop lighting systems for the future, such as headlights with intelligent functions for autonomous driving. Some recent ZKW patent registrations have dealt with digital light processing systems with micromirrors, over a million individually-addressable ones, to focus as much light as possible on the road, while avoiding blinding other traffic participants and offering new features like spot illumination of traffic signs and information or warning symbols projected onto the road surface.