Mobis showcased the latest Communication Lighting concept at CES 2019.
Communication Lighting uses an "Indicating Lighting Zone" to indicate
when an autonomous vehicle is operating in self-driving mode. The concept 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.
vehicles outfitted with Communication Lighting can detect a pedestrian from
more than 450 feet away. Upon detection, headlamps begin projecting a bright
red warning symbol indicating that is unsafe to motion across the self-driving
vehicle. In addition to the Communication Lighting Experience Zone, Hyundai Mobis'
new technologies in autonomous driving, Infotainment System and eco-friendly
solutions were on display at the show.
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.
Lighting can integrate with Mobis’ Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS)
enabled Adaptive Drive Beam (ABD) technology, or AADB—a headlamp innovation
announced earlier this year. The 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.
OEMs, suppliers and technology companies race to bring higher levels of
autonomy to market, the conversation continues to be centered around the
safety, complexity, infrastructure and governance required for full autonomy.
Because Communication Lighting is solely focused on using intelligent lighting
solutions to save lives the solution could be introduced in new vehicles across
OEMs much more quickly and cost effectively.
has been used as a conduit for communication among vehicles and pedestrians for
almost as long as the automobile has existed, so we are excited to lead the
evolution of this technology to save lives and offer peace of mind to all that
use the road,” said Mirco Goetz, director of lamp engineering, Hyundai Mobis,
adding that “Our primary focus on the safe progression to future mobility will
enable our industry to continue the advancement of autonomous vehicle
technology, while helping to keep pedestrians and drivers out of harm’s way.”
Source: Hyundai MOBIS