1 July 2013

Audi goes higher tech on lights

Audi is upping the headlights game in a refreshed A8 later this year by adding GPS management and selective dimming systems, writes Brian Byrne.

Using advanced LEDs which the carmaker was first to introduce to production cars, pedestrian detection will also be part of the package.

The adaptive lighting will vary direction and amount of light against oncoming traffic by individual management of 25 high-intensity LEDs built into the headlamp.

The link to the car's GPS system will allow the lights to begin to follow a turn before the driver turns the wheel.

The pedestrian detection element will flash LEDs directly on the person in the car's direction of travel.