• OLED technology debuted in Audi concept car at the IAA 2015
• The light reached a new level of homogeneity
• The flat light sources open up new possibilities Design
Audi presents the next step in automotive lighting technology at the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt this September. The new OLED lights allow a level of homogeneity of the lighting never before opening up more creative opportunities for design.
As a leading brand in automotive lighting technology, Audi has systematically developed all aspects of OLED technology over the years. Fires Matrix OLED ideal combination of high-tech engineering and design. The first projects are currently in development to implement OLED technology in the taillights upcoming Audi models. They will be presented for the first time in a concept car at the IAA 2015.
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) is an acronym for organic light emitting diodes. In each OLED unit, two electrodes – at least one must be transparent – incorporating many thin layers of semiconducting organic materials. A low voltage – between three and four volts – active layers to illuminate, each of less than one thousandth of a millimeter thick. The color is based on the molecular composition of the light source
Unlike light sources. – Such as LEDs – which consist of semiconductor crystals, OLEDs are planar light sources . Their light reaches a new level of homogeneity, and its variation is continuously variable. The lights throw no shadow and do not require reflectors, light guides or similar optical components – making them efficient and lightweight OLED units. Moreover, they hardly need a cooling
Advances in OLED technology are made quickly. – In part because of the driving force of Audi. As soon as further increases the light density will be realized, OLEDs will soon be able to be used also for the indicators and brake lights. The thin glass sheets that are used today for wrapping the organic material is replaced by plastic films. These new flexible substrate materials lend themselves to training in three dimensions. This will open new creative space for designers.
Audi already has showed the potential of OLED technology in many models and concept cars. The highlights are the “OLED lighting” with transparent and multicolored OLEDs in the body of the car and through the concept of “swarm” with an OLED screen in three dimensions.
Another advantage of OLED : they can be divided into smaller segments that can be controlled at different levels of brightness. Furthermore, various units and multicolor OLED transparent will be possible. This enables new lighting scenes with extremely fast switching times. Illuminated sub-surfaces have very precise limits with others. This is what distinguishes OLED technology at Audi, turning the Audi Matrix OLED technology complements Audi technology and Audi Matrix LED Matrix Laser for the headlights.
See you next mid-September to discover with us at the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt the new technologies on the new Audi concept car.