The Advanced Automotive Lighting and Vision Systems Report
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 310 Pages
|最先端の自動車照明システム The Advanced Automotive Lighting and Vision Systems Report|
|出版日: 2014年09月09日||ページ情報: 英文 310 Pages||
Automotive lighting has moved a long way from simple incandescent and gas discharge based light sources in the search for solid-state technology in the form of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and laser technology, and much of this progress can be attributed to the pace of scientific innovation in materials technology.
With current LED performance nearing or surpassing that of most traditional light sources, LEDs are now addressing most lighting applications (indoors, outdoors, transportation vehicles and so on). For instance the price of LEDs has come down rapidly over the past three to five years, and this trend is expected to continue over the next couple of years until LED lights reach a true mass adoption cost. Essential research into better materials is crucial for reaching this price goal, but beyond that, advances in materials will also broaden LED consumption through improved performance.
The report looks at the competing light-source technologies for automotive applications, including Halogen, HID/ Xenon, Combined HID and LED, LED technology, Organic LED (OLED) and Laser technology, and the potential uses for each. It also examines the design flexibility and power savings that LEDs give designers, as well as the differing optics technology and strict regulations that shape the automotive lighting sector.
Our report also runs through the specific uses for lighting in vehicles, looking at both exterior and interior applications and the unique set of challenges presented by each. From crucial headlight and position exterior lighting and the legislature surrounding them, to modern designs for instrument panel and ambient lighting, and even the emerging Heads-up display (HUD) sector.
The report then looks at how lighting technologies are increasingly being combined with vision systems to create complete modules. Many of these represent not only useful driver aids or active safety enhancement systems, but also important components of autonomous vehicles. Today these systems are to be found not only in luxury or high specification vehicles, but also in some mid-range vehicles as OEMs seek additional methods to differentiate their product and suppliers look for the economies of scale benefits that make such resource-hungry research and development worthwhile.