Audi a car maker based in Ingolstadt, Germany has leveraged the expertise of Osram Opto Semiconductors in the front lighting of its new flagship A8 model. For the first time, the company’s Oslon Compact PL for adaptive front lighting was installed in the Audi A8. The Oslon Black Flat S in its 3-chip version extends the beam range. In addition, the sedan’s daytime running lights use the company’s Topled.
The unique configuration of the Audi A8’s HD matrix headlights has the Oslon Compact PL LEDs arranged in two lines. Therefore, the headlights can mask out other road users even more precisely so the light beam does not dazzle other drivers.
The Oslon Compact PL has an electrically insulated thermal contact and with the use of the appropriate pcb technologies the thermal connection can be enhanced significantly, which results in a higher luminous flux. Also, notchless LED chip technology lets the optical systems be more efficient. After the market launch at the end of 2017, it is being used for the first time in the new Audi A8 for the adaptive, high-beam and low beam headlights.
Audi A8 adaptive headlights also now use 3-Chip Oslon Black Flat S
The 3 chip version of the Oslon Black Flat S family, which also employs notchless chip technology and is celebrating its premiere, was installed in the Audi A8 for the first time. The individually controllable chips of the headlights allow the adjustment of the light beam for particular situations and road conditions.
“We are proud that our products are installed in the front headlights of such a luxury limousine and that we can help to increase safety and comfort. Thanks to our new LEDs, the lights now adapt even more precisely to complex traffic situations. The surrounding area is illuminated in the best possible way without dazzling other road users. In the new Audi A8 the art of engineering and high-tech LEDs come together to create the greatest customer benefits,” said Peter Knittl, General Manager Automotive at Osram Opto Semiconductors.
As with other adaptive headlight technologies, A8 models with these adaptive headlights will not be available in the U.S. due to strict regulations that have not caught up with the technology.