Audi Technology Lights the Way for Future Creative Design OpportunitiesMar 15th, 2016
Advantages to Audi OLED Lights
Audi is preparing to present its next technological innovation at the IAA in Frankfurt. The technology is know as OLED lighting, and the advantages to Audi OLED lights open up the possibility for more creative opportunities in future vehicle designs.
OLED is an acronym meaning organic light emitting diode. That sounds like a mouthful for most of us, but for Audi engineers, it means the possibility for even more creative designs.
The OLED lights each contain thin layers of organic semiconductor material. Using low DC voltage, the layers can be activated in order to produce light.
Benefits of Audi OLED Lights
Lighting technology seemed to have reached a high tech level with the introduction of LED light sources, and they are preferred by many drivers. Compared to LED lights and other point light sources, however, OLEDs are flat. The light casts no shadows and does not need reflectors or other components in order to better light the way.
What does this mean for our cars? Well, it means the OLED lights are efficient and lightweight. This is good for drivers, as well as Audi engineers and designers.
Audi has said progress is being made in the field of OLED technology. With advances in light density, OLED lights could be able to be used for turn signals and brake lights soon into the future. Moreover, the flexible materials used in OLEDs open up even more design possibilities for designers. OLEDs can also be split up into segments where each segment can attain a different level of brightness.
Audi said the technology has already been shown through models and demonstrations, such as OLED lighting in "the swarm" with a 3-D OLED display.
The advantages to Audi OLED lights are said to be shown at this year's IAA Frankfurt where matrix OLED technology will debut in a concept car. For future news as it arrives, be sure to stay tuned.