At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Maybach unveiled its new headlamp technology which the German automaker claims are the “future of car lighting”. The company denotes it as Digital Light and has said that it is a “revolutionary headlamp technology”. This tech will enter small series production and will be featured in the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The new lighting mechanism generates a dazzle-free main beam and HD light projection which has a resolution of over two million pixels.
Mercedes Maybach’s Showcased Future of Car Lighting ( 2 Megapixel Headlights)
The new feature is also based on company’s pixel light technology, like the Multibeam LED, which we find in other Mercedes cars. Since the tech is so efficient it bestows the designers with the liberty to push the limits aesthetically. Ola Kallenius, member of the board of management at Daimler AG commented “With a resolution of over one million pixels per headlamp, Digital Light not only creates ideal light conditions for every driving situation, it also extends the visual support from our driving assistance systems,” says Ola Kallenius, member of the board of management at Daimler AG.
The company also claims that this technology will be able to deliver “the best possible adaption of the light distribution in all situation”. This is carried out by using sensors and cameras in tandem with chips which house over a million micro-reflectors. These facilitate instantaneous detection, collection, and evaluation of other road users, using the onboard computers and navigation system.
In addition to this futuristic light feature, this technology also converts the headlamps into a giant laser pointer which can project different symbols in HD quality on the road. This seems like a vanity piece but the company claims it is designed to relay vital information to the driver by projecting symbols in his/her field of vision.
Starting off Mercedes-Maybach S-Class’ will get symbols which will alert the driver of blind-spots, speed warning, low grip surface, rear-end collision warning, construction site, and lane-keeping warning.