preparing to unveil a new, 2015 Audi A8 flagship sedan at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.
In typical Audi fashion, the exterior changes are more evolutionary
than revolutionary, and that’s fine by us. But the A8 will also follow
Audi tradition of showcasing state-of-the-art technology. In particular,
new LED lighting technology. LED lighting in cars is nothing new,
dating back almost 30 years in limited applications, and even full-LED
headlamps becoming more common on mainstream vehicles.
But Audi adds another wrinkle to the story with what it’s claiming is
the world’s first application of adaptive LED headlights with Audi’s new Matrix LED headlights,
in which individual diodes can be turned on or off depending on
lighting needs or conditions. Examples of the new headlight system’s
function are automatically dimming when an oncoming car is approaching,
and predictive illumination based on navigation route information.
Thanks to: Motor Trend