1,000 LED pixel intelligent headlights developed

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a high-resolution illumination system with over 1,000 LED pixels, which offers more options for precise light distribution.

The headlights make night-time driving safer by adjusting the light distribution to the traffic situation, they said.

“While they illuminate specific areas in a targeted fashion, they do not blind other road users,” stated Fraunhofer.

“We have been able to solidly connect four LED chips having 256 pixel each with the driver electronics chip. Due to this high resolution, we can control the light distribution to the smallest detail.”

The new headlights allows permanent high beam, blind other road users less, and make it possible to alter the light distribution.

“Only the pixels which are needed at the moment are turned on. This is usually only around 30 percent of the total available light output of the entire system, so it is very energy efficient.”

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