With the advent of LED technology, Audi launched its first all-LED headlight in 2008. The light-emitting diode technology not only greatly improves the efficiency, projection range, and lighting function of the headlight, but also gives the light a higher degree of freedom in modeling design. With the technological evolution of the times, Audi launched Matrix LED headlights, Laser headlights, and OLED taillight technology in 2013, which have been widely used in Audi models so far.
2020 Digital Matrix LED digital matrix headlights are used in Audi e-Tron models for the first time. Audi’s engineering team not only has more advanced lighting technology in Audi lighting but also a dynamic projection lighting display when returning home/leaving home, making the lighting exclusive to the new generation of customers experiencing a link; taillights are also going digital. Digital OLED taillight technology uses curvilinear characteristics and three-dimensional light group structure to further communicate with the outside world. The light sources of the Digital OLED light group will all light up to warn people and vehicles behind to pay attention, bringing a safer driving experience. At present, this function has been installed on the Audi Q5 and Audi A8 models.
With the evolution of digital lighting, lighting is not only lighting for Audi, but also a medium of communication to achieve driving safety. Through exclusive lighting interaction, each car model is given a unique lighting shape and a personalized driving experience. Looking forward to the future, the Audi R&D team will continue to create more lighting functions, and gradually perform them in the Audi sphere series of concept cars, such as lighting canvas, light and shadow welcome red carpet, and then to Car-to-X communication and other future feasibility. With digital lighting technology integrated into design aesthetics, driving safety, and external road communication, Audi continues to create innovative mobile experiences.