Hyundai MOBIS showcases Communication Lighting concept at CES
Hyundai MOBIS has developed a concept to reduce the number of accidents related to the development and testing of autonomous vehicle technology.
The company showcased this latest Communication Lighting concept at CES. The concept uses an “Indicating Lighting Zone” to indicate when an autonomous vehicle is operating in self-driving mode. It also includes a “Communication Lighting Zone” that uses LED, digital boards, headlamp projection and sound to communicate with nearby pedestrians and vehicles during various driving scenarios—ensuring safer cohabitation.
According to the company, autonomous vehicles outfitted with Communication Lighting can detect a pedestrian from more than 450 feet away. Upon detection, headlamps being projecting a bright red warning symbol indicating that is unsafe to motion across the self-driving vehicle. When the vehicle reaches a complete stop, headlamps project a crosswalk symbol onto the ground to indicate to nearby pedestrians that it is safe to proceed. As pedestrians clear the path of the vehicle, LED boards begin signaling when the vehicle is about to resume motion by counting down—similar to traditional crossing signs used today—while showing directional arrows that indicate the direction the vehicle intends to move.
Communication Lighting can also integrate with MOBIS’ Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) enabled Adaptive Drive Beam (ABD) technology, or AADB—a headlamp innovation announced earlier this year. The company claims that integrated solution offers a more responsive self-dimming headlamp due to increased object detection and processing capabilities, with vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-pedestrian interaction.
Source: Press Release