A Smouldering New Lighting Concept From Audi
January 24, 2013 § Leave a comment
As data visualisation permeates more of our everyday lives and ‘The Internet of Things’ steps ever closer, Audi has looked at new concepts for lighting on their cars.
The most exciting of which I think is called ‘the swarm’. An LED display creates thousands of individual lights that flow across the back of the car, which can be used to inform other drivers about any number of things. The rear lights shine laser beams to the ground, which can be used to ‘read’ the ground and cut through low-visability conditions such as fog. Audi also explores OLED technology, which could be used as an exterior coating for their cars. This would transform the entire exterior surface into one big infographic and turn future Audio vehicles into real sci-fi creations.
Check out these concept images and especially ‘the swarm’ in the video below!