As the leading automotive supplier in South Korea, Hyundai Mobis, a company of the Hyundai Motor Group, announced a few days ago in a press release, the new “HD Lithing System” will in future warn drivers of zebra crossings, traffic signs and danger zones at night. The information is projected onto the road in front of the vehicle.
Which: Hyundai Mobis
Which: Hyundai Mobis
With a diameter of 1.5 meters, the corresponding traffic signs are to be positioned 15 meters on the road and thus directly in the driver’s primary field of vision.
Danger avoidance at night
The so-called “Displays Real-Time Driving Information” are intended to apply in particular to avoiding danger at night and are generally classified as an assistance system in the field of driving safety. The headlights obtain their information directly from GPS satellite technology.’
“The technology is expected to become the latest innovation that significantly reduces nighttime car accidents for both drivers and pedestrians.”
25,000 MicroLEDs are still a dream of the future
The fact that the new headlights are still a thing of the future is made clear not least by the technology behind them. With a number of 25,000 pieces, the “HD Lithing System” from Hyundai Mobis has a 250 times higher number of non-organic MicroLEDs than conventional headlight systems based on current LED technologies.
“The HD Lighting System has about 25,000 micro LEDs with a width of 0.04 mm, even thinner than human hair. This is 250 times as many LEDs than those installed in LED headlamps (80-120 LEDs) currently being mass produced.”
1.3 million digital mirrors and a camera system
In addition to the total of 25,000 MicroLEDs, the DMD controller, the so-called Digital Micro Mirror Device, with its total of 1.3 million digital mirrors is responsible for projecting the information in real time. In order to compare the traffic information received via GPS, several cameras record the corresponding real traffic signs (if available) at the side of the road.
“DMD is a ultra-precise controller that reflects light using microscopic mirrors measuring just 0.01 mm. Lights emitted from densely-packed LEDs are reflected using 1.3 million digital mirrors to project desired shapes and symbols on the surface of the road.”
“LEDs that is increased 10,000 times compared to the previous DMD can be controlled individually to project clear, precise information on the road regardless of road conditions.”
The fifth largest automotive supplier in the world has not yet announced whether and when the introduction of the “HD Lithing System” with “Displays Real-Time Driving Information” can be expected. However, such a system would be reserved for the absolute premium segment anyway, because “ordinary” headlights with LEDs currently cost 5,000 euros and more extra.
Hyundai Mobis would like to have a say
The fact that Hyundai Mobis is serious about its ambitions and would also like to have a say in the automotive supplier sector in the future is also illustrated by the new construction of a battery factory in Indonesia announced on June 1st.
In its in-house corporate film, Hyundai Mobis introduces itself to people who do not know the Hyundai subsidiary.
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Sources: Hyundai Mobis via Golem