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Osram Continental presents smart digital HD Headlamp System

Osram Continental, the joint venture founded in 2018 by lighting specialist Osram and technology company Continental, have presented an innovative HD headlight system in a show car at the Continental TechShow 2019 in Hanover.

Thanks to a high-resolution LED module in combination with laser technology and powerful digital components, this HD headlamp system offers a significant plus in safety. The system is based on so-called ‘Smartrix-HD’ technology with a high number of individually controllable pixels.

‘Eviyos LEDs’ open up a wide range of possibilities for new, digitally controlled lighting functions that are both efficient and energy-saving. Since the HD headlamp system is controlled digitally, there are no mechanical components that control cornering lights, for example. This reduces both the complexity of the headlamp structure and the installation space required. The compact design above all offers advantages for the design of the headlamps and offers vehicle manufacturers far-reaching design options in the front of the vehicle.

Each headlight has more than 4,000 individually controllable pixels.

The HD headlamp system with its adaptive, glare-free low beam is also equipped with a
laser auxiliary high beam with a range of up to 600 meters. The driver simply switches to ‘Automatic’, and the smart lighting system takes over. Oncoming traffic is automatically removed from the light cone, so they experience no glare. At the same time, the light automatically follows the course of the road, for example in curves, and specifically illuminates traffic signs.

Assistance systems also gain more safety in the dark thanks to smart lighting technology: The HD headlamp system can be coupled with the sensors of other driver assistance systems to analyze, recognize, and deliberately illuminate events on the edge of the road in fractions of a second.

Significantly higher resolutions will allow even more precise control of the light distribution in the future. In addition, symbol or text projections around the car become possible. The vehicle will increasingly be able to communicate with its surroundings. These and other smart innovations are developed and produced by the Osram Continental team at 16 locations worldwide.