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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Ford and Ansys to partner on next generation predictive headlight technology
    Ford and Ansys will collaborate to develop next generation predictive headlight technology, Ansys said in a press release on 20 October. The use of high fidelity, physics-based lighting capabilities help simulate the headlight performance virtually, driving down costs and real-world night drives. &n...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    FoxConn debuts Model E with smart surfaces featuring interactive communication
    Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) debuted three autonomously developed EVs namely the Model C recreational vehicle, the Model E sedan and the Model T electric bus, it said in a press release on 18 October. The Model E, luxury flagship sedan looks to cater to high end consumer clientele through its ...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Synopsys and Dassault Systems to jointly develop holistic design portfolio for automotive lighting
    Synopsys and Dassault Systems have formed a partnership to develop automotive lighting portfolio, the former announced in a press release on 12 October. The lighting design portfolio entails smart technology that is integrated with the vehicle advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for safer driv...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Apple developing technology to allow users control many vehicle interior features through iPhone
    Apple is developing technology that will allow users to control more features in vehicle interiors, including climate-control system and seat adjustments,  through iPhone, Bloomberg reported on 7 October citing “people with knowledge of the effort”. The project, called “IronHeart” inter...
    11-Oct-2021 News New Products
    HELLA launches new compact SOS 360° LED warning lamp for automotive industry
    HELLA has developed a new compact SOS 360° LED warning lamp for vehicles, it said in a press release on 6 October. The warning lamp is CE tested and operates with a standard 9V battery. Its impact-resistant polycarbonate light dome has a temperature resistance ranging from -20°C to +60°C. The lam...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Dominant releases high powered RGB LED for automotive industry
    Dominant Opto Technologies has released a 3x0.7W automotive grade RGB LED, the SpicePlus 3030 Multi Color, it said in a press release on 1 October. SpicePlus 3030 has an operating temperature of up to 125ºC and a high LED junction temperature at 150°C. All three LED chips sit on a big heat diss...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    HELLA unveils new compact full LED rear lamp
    HELLA has launched a new compact 328 630 full LED rear lamp for automobiles, it said in a press release on 29 September. Hella said it is launching the rear lamps especially for special vehicles, municipal vehicles and also for agricultural and construction machine. “The lamp is a real multital...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Acura launches redesigned RDX SUV with additional connectivity features
    Acura has announced that its model year (MY) 2022 RDX SUV will come with tech such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and Amazon Alexa Built-In services among a host of other connectivity services as standard, according to a 21 September press release. The RDX has a 7-inch fu...
    22-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Valeo to present multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    France-based automotive components supplier, Valeo, has announced that it will showcase six new innovations at the IAA Mobility 2021 event which begins today in Munich, Germany. According to a press release issued by Valeo on 6 September, the company stated that these innovations will span multiple ...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA 2021: HELLA to showcase automotive lighting and electronics solutions
    HELLA will be showcasing its automotive lighting innovations and products at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the company said in a press release on 3 September. HELLA will showcase chip-based headlamp technology ‘Solid State Lighting|High Definition’ (SSL|HD). It features SSL micro-LED...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Magna to display EV, hybrid systems at IAA 2021 Mobility Show in Munich
    Canadian automotive component manufacturer Magna International plans to display its innovative powertrain solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles at the IAA 2021 Mobility Show, the company said in a press release on 1 September. It said that the visitors of IAA will be able to see the Mag...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Magna’s Mezzo Panel integrates lighting, cameras and ADAS into vehicle front ends
    Magna's new Mezzo Panel technology, according to an official press release dated 18 August , is reimagining the face and functionality of electric vehicle (EV) front ends. The fully integrated Mezzo Panel provides designers with a fresh canvas and engineers with the opportunity to seamlessly integra...
    19-Aug-2021 News New Products
    ROHM semiconductor launches new CMOS op amps with improved EMI immunity
    ROHM Semiconductor announced the BD8758xY series (BD87581YG-C, BD87582YFVM-C) of rail-to-rail input/output high-speed CMOS op amps in a press release on GlobeNewswire dated 16 August. The devices have improved EMI immunity for automotive and industrial equipment applications that require high-speed ...
    17-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Nexperia develops nine new power bipolar transistors for automotive market
    Nexperia has unveiled nine new power bipolar transistors for the automotive market, it said in a press release on 29 July. The products are a part of DPAK package to cover applications from 2A to 8A and from 45V up to 100V. “Nexperia is known as a high volume, high quality supplier for a broad ...
    09-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Valeo to present multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to an official press release dated 26 July, Valeo plans to showcase multiple innovations at IAA Mobility in September, including a series of technologies that can create a "health shield" within the interior of a vehicle and a smart lighting system. The Valeo innovations to be presented...
    27-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Webasto presents dynamic roof lighting solution at Startup Autobahn
    Webasto will present the innovations from the product development sector created in cooperation with several startups at the 10th edition of the EXPO Day of "Startup Autobahn". According to a press release issued by Webasto on 20 July, the company stated that during the event which will be held on 2...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Maxim develops four-channel, low-voltage automotive LED backlight driver
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 6 July, Maxim Integrated Products introduces the four-channel, low-voltage MAX25512 automotive LED backlight driver with integrated boost converter. It is the only integrated solution that retains full, constant brightness of in-car displays even dur...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics unveils new automotive LED driver
    According to an official press release dated 30 June, STMicroelectronics has unveiled the ALED6000, a highly integrated and flexible automotive LED driver. The LED driver with integrated DC/DC converter is a low-BoM (Bill of Materials) solution that allows for design flexibility while maintaining...
    01-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Melexis launches 200–2000A current sensors for automotive power-conversion applications
    Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, has revealed next-generation current sensors for automotive power-conversion applications, according to an official press release dated 24 June. Increased resolution, optional 3.3V or 5V operation, and integrated over-current detection circuitr...
    29-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis develops new lighting grille
    Hyundai Mobis has unveiled its ‘lighting grille’ technology, which is an LED lighting function in the front grille of the vehicle, according to a company press release on 17 June. The core of the new technology consists of the lighting grille and the moving grille. “We are making constant e...
    18-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Diodes adds new devices to support automotive rear lighting designs
    Diodes has developed a three-channel linear LED driver for simplifying automotive rear lamp cluster designs, according to a press release dated 10 June. The AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualified driver offers energy and space savings leading to low system costs. It has an ambient operating temperature of 125°...
    11-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Magna introduces surface element lighting technology
    Global tier-1 supplier of automotive components, Magna International has developed an all-new surface element lighting technology, which offers a new palette of options for the automotive designers, the company said on 7 June 2021. First introduced on Volkswagen’s pure electric model ID.4, Magn...
    09-Jun-2021 News New Products
    ZKW develops prototype of glare-free high beam
    Austrian lighting expert ZKW, in partnership with Israeli startup Newsight Imaging, has developed a prototype of a glare-free high beam, according to a company press release on 26 May 2021. ZKW has been working with Israeli startup since 2019. The project running under the name "senseZ" could soo...
    28-May-2021 News New Products
    indie Semiconductor unveils solutions for automotive interior lighting applications
    indie Semiconductor has unveiled a portfolio of integrated solutions for automotive interior lighting applications in next-generation vehicles, it said in a press release on 24 May. indie’s smart LED devices combine a 32-bit general-purpose microcontroller with hardware and software programming to...
    25-May-2021 News New Products
    OSRAM Continental joins forces with REHAU
    OSRAM Continental has joined forces with REHAU to drive forward the fusion of automotive exterior components with light, the Germany-based company said in a press release on 3 May. The partners have developed concepts and prototypes that are currently being presented to OEMs. “Automobiles are o...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Audi presents A6 e-tron concept featuring Digital Matrix LED, OLED technology
    Audi presented its fully electric A6 e-tron concept featuring digital matrix light-emitting diode (LED) and digital organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology at the Auto Shanghai 2021 show, the automaker announced in a press release on 19 April 2021. The vehicle’s flat headlights and tailligh...
    03-May-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Faurecia showcases cockpit of the future for the mainland Chinese market
    Faurecia has demonstrated its intelligent ‘cockpit of the future’ for the mainland Chinese market at the Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a press release on 22 April. The company also showcased a new lighting in the cockpit with its LUMi range of seat lighting technologies. This allows OEMs...
    28-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: MARELLI to debut new global brand, showcase e-Axle
    MARELLI will be present for the first time at Auto Shanghai 2021 since its integration of Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli in 2019, according to 21 April. The company will exhibit e-Axle from its Electric Powertrain business unit, which integrates the e-Motor, inverter, and gearbox into one ...
    22-Apr-2021 News New Products
    LG Innotek develops automotive lighting module 'Nexlide-E'
    LG Innotek has developed 'Nexlide-E,' an automotive lighting module that produces bright and uniform light, according to a company press release on 21 April 2021. The automotive lighting module is made of three parts—LED package, optical resin, and thin optical film. An LED package, which is a lig...
    22-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Grupo Antolin presents car interior concept
    Grupo Antolin will showcase its technologies in the areas of cockpits, electronics, and lighting and Human Machine Interface (HMI) at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Show, according to a company press release on 20 April. The company is presenting its smart cockpit demonstrator INSPIRE, which feature...
    21-Apr-2021 News New Products
    2021 Shanghai Auto Show: Valeo showcases thermal, lighting solutions
    Valeo is presenting innovative thermal and lighting technologies at the ongoing 2021 Shanghai Auto Show in mainland China, according to a company press release on 19 April. In the field of thermal, Valeo is showcasing new heat pump and FlexHeater smart heating technology. In the field of lighting, t...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Samsung unveils PixCell LED module for headlight systems
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has unveiled ‘PixCell LED’, a new automotive LED module optimized for intelligent headlights, such as adaptive driving beam (ADB) systems, the company announced in a press release on 14 April. Leveraging Samsung’s longstanding expertise in semiconductor technology...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: HELLA to present lighting and electronic innovations
    Germany-based lighting and electronics expert HELLA will showcase solutions for the mobility of the future at the upcoming Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, which will be held from 19–28 April. According to a company press release 5 April 2021, HELLA will present various elect...
    Melexis launches multichannel RGB LED driver for automotive lighting applications
    Melexis has launched a new multichannel RGB LED driver—MLX81117—for automotive lighting applications, according to a company press release on 25 March 2021. The new product supports the MeLiBu™ high-speed communication license-free IP which enables intelligent animated automotive lighting conc...
    26-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis develops new rear lamp system ‘HLED’
    Hyundai Mobis has developed a new rear lamp system called ‘HLED’, can be bent flexibly like a thin film, the South Korean supplier said in a press release on 22 February 2021. Hyundai Mobis claims to be the first company in the world to have developed such a system that can serve as both tail la...
    23-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Seeing Machines, ams collaborate to develop VCSEL illumination for interior monitoring system
    Seeing Machines has announced results of an ongoing partnership with Austria-based sensor specialist ams that aims to refine and optimize infrared illumination solutions for interior monitoring, according to a press release on 18 February 2021. ams is a supplier of vertical cavity surface emittin...
    19-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Melexis develops new solution for RGB LED-based automotive ambient lighting
    Melexis has developed the MLX81114, a device that enables the growth of RGB LED-based automotive ambient lighting, the company said in a press release on 11 February. It features a memory access protection, which enables anti-theft applications. It also includes on-chip memory, high-output current, ...
    12-Feb-2021 News New Products
    SABIC develops new resin family for automotive LED
    SABIC has developed a new portfolio of high-flow LEXAN™ polycarbonate (PC) resins for automotive lighting bezels, the company announced in a press release on 1 February. The new PC enables manufacturers to create complex geometries and integrate more features, which SABIC said were not possib...
    05-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen ID.4 features intelligent lighting that communicates with passengers
    Volkswagen (VW) ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) features intelligent lighting that can communicate with its passengers, the automaker announced in a press release on 3 February. Standard on all ID.4 models, the ID. Light is a thin line of 54 multi-colored LEDs at the bottom of the windshield behind the c...
    04-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Hella develops LED headlamp systems for BMW 5-Series
    HELLA has developed an advanced software-based matrix LED headlamp system for the new BMW 5-Series, announced in a company press release on 27 January 2021. According to HELLA, the new lighting system enables safety and comfort-relevant functions such as adaptive, glare-free high beam. The i...
    28-Jan-2021 News New Products
    HELLA to use micro-optics technology in rear combination lamps
    The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA has launched ‘FlatLight’ technologies, which is a new lighting innovation for rear combination lamps that combines functionality and design, the Germany-based company said in a press release 20 January 2021. According to the company, the HELLA Fla...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Grupo Antolin showcases two concept cars highlighting interior innovations
    Grupo Antolin is exhibiting two new virtual Concept Cars, representing the company’s vision of the car interior of the future, as well as its latest innovative solutions, at all-digital CES 2021, according to a company press release on 12 January. In addition, Grupo Antolin is showcasing a range o...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    HELLA develops rear combination lamp for new Polestar 2
    Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has developed a highly integrated, continuous rear combination lamp for the new Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release on 6 January 2021. The Polestar 2 has been available to customers since summer in&nb...
    07-Jan-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV electric SUV to feature signature lighting, Super Cruise hands-free driving
    The all-new Chevrolet Bolt EUV electric SUV will feature signature lighting and Super Cruise driver assistance system that enables hands-free driving on compatible roads, the company said on 15 December while revealing the first look of the upcoming compact electric sports utility vehicle (SUV). &nb...
    29-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Volvo explores use of light and sound for autonomous vehicle communication with other road users
    Volvo Cars is researching how autonomous vehicles (AVs) will communicate with other road users in the driverless world. The company is exploring sounds, which can indicate an AV’s intentions to other road users. “What we really need is three or four key sounds that tell you what the car is going...
    24-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Polestar 2 features pixel LED headlights, adaptive rear lighting
    Polestar’s all-electric model Polestar 2 features advanced exterior lighting technology, according to a company press release on 21 December. The model features pixel LED headlights, fitted as standard. They are based on active high-beam technology. The model also has "welcome sequence" ...
    22-Dec-2020 News New Products
    EIB to provide USD182.6 million funding to Austrian lighting supplier ZKW Group
    The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide EUR150 million (USD182.6 million) funding to Austrian supplier ZKW Group GmbH, EIB announced in a press release on 16 December. ZKW is a leading automotive supplier that develops and manufactures innovative premium lighting systems and electronic modul...
    17-Dec-2020 News New Products
    CES 2021: Koito to exhibit advanced lighting products
    Koito Manufacturing, in collaboration with its subsidiary North American Lighting Inc, will exhibit advanced lighting products at CES 2021, which will be held digitally from 11 January 2021, according to a company press release on 8 December. Koito said its ‘Sensor Lighting Solution’ concept wil...
    09-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Osram unveils white LED family for automotive ambient lighting
    Osram Opto Semiconductors has unveiled white LED family—Ostune LED family—for automotive ambient lighting, according to a company press release on 2 December. The first two products in Ostune LED family cover a wide color temperature range and enable OEMs to offer distinctive light variants f...
    03-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Maybach S-Class features DIGITAL LIGHT technology
    The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class model features headlamps with ‘DIGITAL LIGHT’ technology, the automaker announced in a press release. The model will offer this technology as optional. This headlamp technology enables new functions, such as the projection of guidelines or warning symbols onto the ro...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Audi offers optional matrix LED headlight and OLED rear light in new SQ5 TDI model
    Audi is offering optional matrix LED headlight in new SQ5 TDI model, according to a company press release on 12 November. In addition, rear lights featuring the new digital OLED technology are available as an option for the top Q5 model. Significance: Audi includes LED headlights as standard and ...
    13-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Maxim Integrated develops new sequential LED lighting IC
    Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. has developed new automotive sequential LED lighting controller ‘MAX25605’, according to a press release on 4 November. The new integrated circuit (IC) helps save development time while reducing design complexity by eliminating the need for a microcontroller or so...
    05-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Borealis supplies renewable phenol to Covestro for use in headlights
    Borealis is supplying certified renewable phenol made from Neste's bio-based hydrocarbons to Covestro for use in vehicle headlights, the two companies said in a joint press release on 20 October. Covestro has received a first delivery of 1,000 tons of renewable phenol from Borealis, produced with re...
    21-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Seoul Semiconductor launches new WICOP ultra high luminance series LEDs for headlamps
    Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. has developed a next-generation Wafer Integrated Chip on PCB (WICOP) Ultra High Luminance (UHL) Series LEDs for vehicle headlamps, South Korea-based provider of LED products and technology announced in a press release on 15 October. The company plans to begin mass produ...
    20-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Röhm introduces new heat-resistant molding compound for automotive applications
    Röhm’s Molding Compounds Business Unit has introduced a heat-resistant special molding compound ‘Plexiglas® Optical HT’, according to a company press release on 15 October. Plexiglas® Optical HT is designed specifically for applications where high-performance LEDs are used. The Plexiglas mo...
    16-Oct-2020 News New Products
    ZKW integrates lidar sensors into headlamps
    Austrian lighting system supplier ZKW has integrated lidar sensors into headlamps of a test vehicle under its ongoing project ‘Dragonfly’, the company announced in a press release on 6 October. This significantly expands the field of view (FoV), especially during night driving. Moreover, headlam...
    09-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Opel equips new Crosland SUV with advanced safety and driver assist technologies
    Opel has equipped new Crossland sports utility vehicle (SUV) with advanced safety and driver assist technologies, the German carmaker owned by French automotive group PSA said in a press release on 7 October. The active safety and driver assist features on the new SUV include forward collision alert...
    08-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Covestro develops innovative automotive headlight concept using one plastic material
    Covestro has developed an innovative automotive headlight concept "using only one plastic material for the vehicle lighting of tomorrow," the German company announced in a press release on 25 September. Apart from pure polycarbonate and a blend with acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), the headlig...
    28-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Toyoda Gosei develops LED illuminated emblem
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed an LED illuminated emblem to light up the front face of vehicles, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 18 September 2020. It will be used on several models of VOYAH, a luxury brand of new energy vehicles (NEVs) that will be launched starting in 2021 b...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Elmos develops high-precision stepper motor driver for headlight adjustment
    Elmos has developed a high-precision stepper motor driver with the primary application in headlight adjustment, the company announced on 16 September via a press release. Other applications include valves for thermal management, air conditioning flap control, cruise control, or front grill adjustmen...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    EV startup Human Horizon’s HiPhi X SUV features programmable, customizable matrix lighting system
    Human Horizons has announced that its smart, all-electric vehicle HiPhi X will feature programmable and customizable matrix lighting system, according to a press release on 14 September. The lighting system comprises of dual-core lighting modules with Programmable Matrix Lighting (PML) and Inte...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Lucid Air’s headlamps feature Micro Lens Array system
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid Motor’s upcoming all-electric sedan ‘Air’ features ‘Micro Lens Array’ system, according to a company press release on 9 September. The Micro Lens Array system is comprised of thousands of ‘light channels.’ The lighting system is developed in-hou...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Osram launches high-quality LED solutions for automotive sector
    Osram has unveiled the successor generation of the Oslon Compact PL and new versions of the Oslon Black Flat S LED solutions for automotive applications, according to a company press release on 3 September. The new Oslon Black Flat and Oslon Compact products are designed for use in high and low beam...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    HELLA to supply integrated lighting systems to Chinese EV maker
    German lighting and electronics supplier HELLA will produce integrated lighting systems for a leading Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, according to a company press release on 3 September 2020. The customer project includes two vehicle series—the first has recently been launched, the ...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz S-Class features multibeam LED headlamp as standard
    The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class features multibeam LED headlamp as standard, the automaker announced in a press release on 2 September. The headlamp featuring Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus also has variable control of low and high beam. The model also has optional ‘Digital Light’ system, which ent...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Melexis develops new RGB-LED driver for automotive interior lighting
    Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, has developed a new multichannel RGB-LED driver - MLX81116 – for automotive interior lighting applications, according to a company press release on 27 August 2020. The MLX81116 supports the MeLiBu™ high speed communication IP to enable inte...
    31-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Škoda’s ENYAQ iV EV features full LED matrix headlights
    Škoda’s all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) ENYAQ iV features full LED matrix headlights with an emotive design language, the Czech automaker said in a press release on 19 August. ENYAQ iV is the first Škoda model based on the modular electrification toolkit (MEB) to be presented to global ...
    20-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Opel Grandland X features blue light in windshield to signal electric driving mode
    Opel Grandland X plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) features a blue light in the windshield just below the interior mirror, which indicates that the vehicle is driving in electric mode, Opel announced in a press release on 5 August. When the PHEV drives in electric mode, a blue light in the wind...
    19-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Audi introduces digital OLED technology in rear lights of the Q5
    Audi has introduced the next generation of a lighting technology ‘digital OLED technology’ in Q5 model, the automaker announced in a press release on 29 July. The new digital OLED technology promises to improve road safety and is the first to allow for personalization of the taillight signatu...
    31-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Diodes unveils automotive-compliant dual PNP transistors for matrix LED lighting
    Diodes Incorporated has unveiled new automotive-compliant dual PNP transistors, ZXTP56060FDBQ and ZXTP56020FDBQ, according to a company press release on 23 July. The new products provide OEMs with a highly efficient solution for controlling matrix LED light clusters. The devices with very low VCE(SA...
    24-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Dominant Opto Technologies develops digital driver LED for automotive applications
    Dominant Opto Technologies has developed the first seddLED3.0 part number A3A-FKG-1400-1, a digital driver LED for automotive ambient lighting, the company said in a press release on 17 July. According to Dominant Opto, the seddLED (Smart Embedded Digital Driver LED) is the world’s first digita...
    20-Jul-2020 News New Products
    New Opel Mokka-e EV features IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights
    Opel’s new all-electric Mokka-e features IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights, according to a company press release on 24 June. This is the first B-segment model to have glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix light. All Mokka variants are equipped with latest generation LED lamps—from daytime runni...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    New Volkswagen Tiguan features LED matrix headlights 'IQ.LIGHT'
    The new Volkswagen Tiguan features new LED matrix headlights ‘IQ.LIGHT’, according to a company press release on 1 July. The IQ.Light LED matrix headlight with an intelligent light control makes night driving more comfortable and safer. The LED headlights use a matrix of individually controll...
    03-Jul-2020 News New Products
    New Škoda Octavia Scout features full LED Matrix headlights
    The new generation of the Škoda Octavia features full LED Matrix headlights, according to a press release on 10 June. The Octavia Scout is also equipped with LED fog lights as standard and bears exclusive Scout badges on its front wings. Significance: Škoda offers full LED Matrix headlights in ...
    10-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Stanley developing headlamp system combining laser and MEMS scanner
    Japan-based Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. is developing headlamp system by combining laser and MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) mirror, which allows high precision light and sensing function, according to a report by LEDinside on 4 June. The company is using blue laser light, which can be reflect...
    05-Jun-2020 News New Products
    HELLA launches series production of innovative ‘light carpet’ in mainland China
    German lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has launched a series production of its innovative ‘light carpet’ in mainland China, the supplier said in a press release on 3 June. The company is undertaking the system development of light carpet from design, validation, to delivery. The company ...
    04-Jun-2020 News New Products
    All-new SEAT Leon features LED headlights as standard
    The all new fourth-generation SEAT Leon offers two levels of front illumination, the automaker announced in a press release on 3 June. The Reference and Style trims feature standard LED headlights that uses four diodes per headlight and offers 550 lumens (luminous flux on the road, low beam). The Xc...
    04-Jun-2020 News New Products
    New BMW 4 Series coupé to feature adaptive LED headlights
    The new BMW 4 Series coupé comes equipped with standard LED headlights with extremely slim contours, the automaker said in a press release on 2 June. The model features adaptive LED headlights with BMW laserlight available as an option. It also stylishly boasts darkened LED rear lights with eye-cat...
    03-Jun-2020 News New Products
    New MINI Countryman features LED headlamps, fog lights as standard
    The New MINI Countryman features LED headlamps and LED fog lights as standard, the automaker said in a press release on 27 May. The model also features LED rearlights in Union Jack design. The latest version of these LED headlamps features a particularly high-quality design that emphasizes the techn...
    29-May-2020 News New Products
    Xpeng Motors's P7 features advanced exterior, ambient lighting
    Xpeng Motors’s P7 electric sedan features advanced exterior and interior lighting, according to a report by InsideEVs on 19 May. The P7 model has a strip of LED lights that extend across the entire front of the vehicle. Using those LEDs, as well as the lower driving lights, the vehicle performs a ...
    22-May-2020 News New Products
    ROHM develops ultra-compact high output linear automotive LED driver IC
    ROHM has developed an ultra-compact high output linear automotive LED driver IC, the company said in a press release on 19 May. According to the company, the BD18336NUF-M provides stable lighting when the battery voltage drops on a single chip. It is useful for a broad range of socket-type LED lamps...
    21-May-2020 News New Products
    ZKW partners with TU Wien, emotion3D to develop intelligent light technology solutions
    ZKW is working on ‘CarVisionLight’ research project to develop intelligent light solutions, the company announced in a press release on 29 April. The Austrian lighting supplier is working with partners including the Vienna University of Technology and software specialist emotion3D on this projec...
    06-May-2020 News New Products
    AdaSky wins contract to supply thermal cameras for AV
    AdaSky announced that it has won a strategic contract to supply its thermal cameras for an autonomous vehicle (AV), a company press release on 23 March read. AdaSky said its Viper thermal camera is a high-resolution, thermal perception system and can recognize pedestrians at distan...
    24-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Brodmann17 and Varroc Lighting Systems collaborate to bring next generation of ADAS to the mass market
    Brodmann17,a mobility software company providing vision-based AI solutions for the automotive industry, and Varroc Lighting Systems , a leading global supplier of innovative exterior vehicle lighting systems and electronics, have entered a partnership to demonstrate the integration of advanced drive...
    23-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Eypex, Proper Group form alliance to develop automotive lighting components
    Eypex Corporation and Proper Group International have signed a binding letter of intent to form a strategic alliance to jointly design, develop, market and manufacture automotive lighting components, according to an Eypex press release on 17 March 2020. The partnership will focus on the automotive m...
    19-Mar-2020 News New Products
    New SEAT Leon features full-LED headlamps
    The all-new SEAT Leon features a range of lighting technologies integrated both in the exterior and interior of the vehicle, according to a company press release on 16 March 2020. The model features full LED headlamps that offer improved vision, increasing the visibility of dark roads ...
    17-Mar-2020 News New Products
    HELLA to start series production of new headlamp technology ‘SSL100’ at Mexican plant in mid-2020
    HELLA announced that the company will start series production of new headlamp technology ‘SSL100’ at  its Mexican plant in mid-2020, according to a press release on 10 March. Series production of the headlamp is scheduled to start in the middle of the year at the Mexican HELLA plant in Irap...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Osram develops new LED for fog lamps
    Germany-based lighting supplier Osram has developed a new LED for rear fog lamps—Synios P2720 CR—to improve visibility in poor weather conditions, according to a company press release on 3 March. The Synios P2720 CR enables compact rear fog lamp designs. The company said despite its small dimens...
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    DS Automobiles’ new DS 9 sedan features ‘Active LED Vision’ headlights
    The DS Automobiles, a French premium luxury automaker, has announced its flagship sedan, the 2020 DS 9, featuring ‘Active LED vision headlights’, a hybrid powertrain, a lush interior, and a range of high-tech safety features, according to a company press release on 24 February. “To make drivin...
    03-Mar-2020 News New Products
    MY2020 Volkswagen e-Golf features adaptive LED headlights
    Volkswagen’s new 2020 e-Golf features LED headlights with Adaptive Front-light System (AFS), the automaker announced in a press release in late February. The new e-Golf is equipped with LED headlights that are bright, bold and highly energy efficient. The AFS helps optimize distribution of light f...
    03-Mar-2020 News New Products
    New Renault Talisman features LED Matrix Vision technology
    The new Renault Talisman features LED MATRIX Vision headlamps, according to a company press release on 26 February. The automaker said that the full range of the New Talisman also comes fitted with full LED lights. Adaptive headlights are equipped with LED MATRIX technology and come with d...
    27-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Yanfeng showcases smart surface technology for intuitive HMI
    Yanfeng is showcasing its smart surface expertise, according to a company press release on 25 February. The new ‘Smart Surface Demonstrator’ consists of seven intuitive human-machine interface (HMI) solutions that are seamlessly integrated into different surfaces. The company informed that its S...
    26-Feb-2020 News New Products
    ON Semiconductor unveils automotive LED drivers and controllers for vehicle lighting applications
    ON Semiconductor has launched a new family of LED drivers and controllers for vehicle lighting applications, according to a press release on 4 February. Aimed specifically at low power solid state lighting, the new family comprises two LED drivers—NCV7683 and NCV7685 and two current controllers—...
    05-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Lumax Industries to showcase range of automotive products
    Lumax Industries will showcase a range of automotive products at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 in India, Autocar Professional reported on 3 February. The company will exhibit automotive lighting, seat structures and mechanism, integrated plastic modules, electricals and electronics, emission control, ...
    04-Feb-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Aptiv showcases smart interior sensing innovations
    Aptiv demonstrated some smart interior sensing innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas earlier this month. It showcased its interior sensing platform with the latest cameras and radars whereby the system can recognize and respond to drivers’ and passengers’ body positioning, ge...
    22-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Everlight showcases automotive lighting solutions at NEPCON Japan 2020
    Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics is showcasing its complete automotive production lines and related modules such as mini LED lamps, smart multi array lamps and fish scale rear lamps at the NEPCON Japan this week, LEDinside reported on 15 January. The display includes the company’s EL SMARTLED se...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Osram develops LED for ultra-slim headlights
    Osram has developed a new LED ‘Oslon Boost HM’ that enables ultra-slim headlamp designs in vehicles, according to a company press release on 14 January. In addition to headlamps, the new Oslon Boost HM can be used in combination with other LEDs, to provide an additional high beam. The LED is als...
    15-Jan-2020 News New Products
    MARELLI collaborates with XenomatiX to develop modular lidar system
    Marelli has entered a technical and commercial development agreement with solid-state lidar supplier XenomatiX to collaborate in the field of autonomous driving, the company said in a press release today (8 Jan). As part of the agreement, XenomatiX will provide Marelli’s Automotive Lighting divisi...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Elmos exhibits dynamic rear lights in Audi A8 demo vehicle
    Elmos is exhibiting its dynamic rear lights equipped in an Audi A8 demo vehicle at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas,  United States, the company said in a press release on 6 January. This multichannel LED controller for exterior lighting features advanced network interface capabilities and allows dire...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Osram presents smart lighting solutions
    German electronics and lighting supplier Osram will showcase its innovative technology for automotive Lighting, LED projection, biomonitoring, and biometrics at the upcoming CES 2020 in the United States, according to a company press release on 2 January. Osram will showcase the new, red eXchange...
    03-Jan-2020 News New Products
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