A new concept vehicle from Swiss thinktank Rinspeed, uses lighting technology exclusively from Osram.
Designed to reimagine what the driverless vehicle experience could look and feel like, the Oasis concept car is being launched at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week.
To give the Oasis a distinct look with high-performing technology, Osram supplied five Multi-LED modules for each headlamp featuring an innovative design that can be used to create a personalised, custom-built headlamp. Depending on the performance desired, low and high beams can be achieved using six to ten of the Multi-LED modules, which also can be coupled with an electronic system to offer a broad range of animation sequences, including welcome lights as well as the ability to coordinate the headlights with other light functions of the vehicle.
The Oasis vehicle features two auxiliary forward lighting LED projection modules for demonstrating how LED technology could be used to welcome the driver to the vehicle; provide a high-quality source of illumination at night to safely guide drivers down the road, and communicate with the outside world. For example, this LED system could indicate to pedestrians that they are seen by the vehicle and aid their decision of when to cross the road.
In the future, these same LED-based systems could possibly provide entertainment or functional value when the vehicle is at rest, such as projecting movies, status information, or other video content onto any outside surface.
"Osram has been behind a multitude of industry firsts that speak to its breadth of research and development expertise and we are excited to be the exclusive lighting supplier for the Rinspeed Oasis, a vehicle that epitomises forward-thinking technologies and creativity," said Peter Knittl, senior director, Automotive LED at Osram Opto Semiconductors.