Apple Granted a Patent for In-Vehicle Lighting System

Last week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published 59 patents of Apple including one patent named “Lighting Systems of Vehicle Seats,” which is believed to be part of Apple’s autonomous vehicle project “Project Titan,” according to the report of Patently Apple.

Apple’s new patent of vehicle lighting systems noted that the lighting system can be integrated into a seat, door panel, dashboard, or other interior portions of a vehicle. These interior parts of car would be illuminated with the light systems for providing icons, text, and other information.

In addition, these areas with illumination can integrated with sensors such as capacitive touch sensors, force sensors and others. LEDs included in the lighting system could also supply light that passes through openings in a cover layer that made from different materials like fabric, leather, or others.


(Possible inforamtion produced by the lighting system; image: the United States Patent and Trademark Office )

In the patent description, Apple illustrated how the lighting system could be mounted in different interior parts and the illumination produced with the lighting system. The iPhone maker also design a wireless charging pad for device charging.

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