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The light becomes digital: 1.3 million pixels on the street

For the past five years, development departments of Daimler, Automotive Lighting and Texas Instruments have been working on a high-resolution headlight principle. This new technology makes it possible to design the light distribution of headlamps more flexibly than ever before. In addition, new lighting functions increase safety providing visual information for the driver in the front vicinity of the car. The first series vehicle with this system is the Mercedes-Maybach, which has been on the roads since mid-2018.

"Digital Light" is the name of this demanding and exciting development project at Mercedes. Better illumination, finer resolution of the recessed zones and additional guidance information for the driver are the tasks of the new lighting system. The light distribution of the headlamp is made more flexible and controlled fully automatically in a wide variety of traffic situations. First and foremost is the increase in safety when driving at night, but also improved driving comfort.

Picture: Presentation of the DMD technology in a headlamp at Mercedes Tech-Night. Source: Daimler AG

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