LiDAR Company Luminar to Be Listed on Nasdaq Through Merger with Gores Metropoulos

Luminar announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Gores Metropoulos and once the transaction finished, the combined company will be listed on Nasdaq under “LAZR.” Luminar is set to power the introduction of highway self-driving and next-generation safety systems and is partnered with 7 of the top 10 global automakers including Volvo and Audi. Starting in 2022, Luminar’s hardware and software will be integrated into Volvo’s global vehicle platform, the foundation for their next generation of consumer vehicles. (Image:...
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STMicroelectronics and Audi Cooperate to Develop Next-Generation Automotive Exterior Lighting Solutions

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced its collaborative efforts with Audi to conceive, design, industrialize, manufacture, and deliver the next generation of innovative automotive exterior OLED lighting. The first demonstration of this effort was the showing of next-generation digital OLED technology presented by Audi at the 2019 International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL). The parties target to release this new technology in future Audi car models. (Image: ST/Audi) The current cooperation expands the relationship and builds on Audi’s creativ...
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Luminar Provides Its LiDAR Technology for Audi’s Autonomous Driving Startup

LiDAR startup Luminar announced that it has collaborated with Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID), the subsidiary of Audi. Through the partnership, Luminar is providing its forward-facing and long-range LiDAR technology to accelerate plans towards AID’s first fully autonomous deployments in 2021. AID is a startup founded by Audi with the purpose to provide autonomous driving technologies for the Volkswagen Group. Since the company launched in March last year, AID tapped Luminar as its first partner for realizing its vision to deploy true and safe au...
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High-tech LEDs from Osram in the front headlights of the new Audi A8

Ingolstadt car manufacturer Audi uses the expertise of Osram Opto Semiconductors in the front lighting of its new flagship. The Oslon Compact PL for adaptive front lighting has been installed in the Audi A8 for the first time. The Oslon Black Flat S in its 3-chip version provides an extended beam range. In addition, the tried and tested Topled is used in the sedan’s daytime running lights.
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Audi of America Launches LED Light Enhanced 2018 A5 and S5 Sportback

Joining the A5 model line, the all-new Audi A5 and S5 Sportback will make their US debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring the distinctive Sportback body style, first introduced on the successful A7 model line, and generous interior space, the five-door coupe is a sporty yet functional choice for customers.
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Audi Debuts US Manufactured Laser Light in Exclusive Edition Cars

At the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi of America will debut its first US production laser light on the 2017 Audi R8 V10 plus exclusive edition. The R8 exclusive edition utilizes full LED headlights, which are now supplemented by a laser high beam module in each headlight.
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Audi Expands Advanced Lighting Options in UK Car Models

On the UK’s shortest day Audi adds to the Christmas illuminations with advanced lighting that is now available for more models than ever before: Intelligent Audi Matrix LED headlights now available on many of the latest models: TT, A4, A6, A7 Sportback and Q7. S line versions of the A4, A6, A7, Q7 and TT fitted with all-LED headlights and LED rear lights as standard. Xenon plus headlights with LED DRLs as standard for the rest of the S line range. Laser lighting can also be specified on the all-new R8 and R8 V10 plus. Dynamic sweeping turn signals also standard front and rear in combination with Matrix LED headlights. Future lighting development work focusing on Matrix laser lights, laser rear fog light and OLED ‘Swarm’ technology
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Audi's Future e-tron Quattro Concept Car Showcases OLED Dashboard and Displays

“Audi will present an all-electric, luxury-class sport SUV in early 2018. The Audi e‑tron quattro concept provides a concrete foretaste of this,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Audi Board of Management for Technical Development. “It combines driving pleasure with great range, an expressive design and excellent comfort.”
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Audi to Showcase the latest OLED Tail Light at the IAA in Frankfurt

Audi is presenting its next step in automotive lighting technology at the IAA in Frankfurt. The new Matrix OLED lights enable a previously unattainable level of lighting homogeneity, opening up further creative opportunities for design.
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LRC Evaluates Audi Advanced Headlight Systems for Transportation Lighting Alliance

Through its Transportation Lighting and Safety program, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is evaluating the potential for new lighting technologies and approaches to improve driving safety at night, including new car headlight systems. For the study, vehicle manufacturer Audi AG has provided the LRC with an A7 equipped with adaptive high beam “matrix lights” that allow drivers to benefit from using high beams all the time while selectively dimming a portion of the beam in the direction of other drivers to prevent glare. In the Audi system, the beam pattern is split into numerous individual LEDs arranged in a grid or “matrix” that adapts to the surroundings in real-time. The lighting system is being evaluated by LRC researchers this June.
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Luxury Car Brands Upgrade LED Designs to Gain Competitive Edge

Luxury car brands including BMW, Benz and Audi are using more advanced lighting technologies in their cars, such as LED headlights, smart high beams, and infrared-assisted lights to give them a better technological edge and justify their hefty price tag, according to a recent Bloomberg report. 
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Audi Adds LED Headlamps for A3 Range in the UK

According to relevant reports, Audi presents new 181HP 2.0L diesel and LED headlamps for A3 Range in the UK. A much peppier diesel-fuel engine has been added to the Audi A3 lineup in the UK. The new 2.0-liter TDI delivers 181hp (184PS) and peak torque of 380Nm (280 lb-ft) between 1,750 and 3,250rpm, and supplements the 148hp (150PS) version which has been available since launch. Compliant with 2014 EU6 emissions standards, the new diesel unit will initially be offered in the A3 three-door and five-door Sportback models beginning in September, with on-the-ro...
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Philips Produces 3D OLEDs Used in the Rear Lights of the Audi TT

According to relevant reports, Philips, Audi (Ingolstadt), Automotive Lighting (Reutlingen), Merck (Darmstadt) and the University of Cologne, who are the members of the OLED 3D research consortium, jointly presented the first car with a three-dimensional OLED rear lighting concept for the first time. This demonstrates the extent to which this new lighting technology will change the appearance of vehicles in the future. The three and a half-year project received 5.7 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The consortium aim...
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Audi's Next A8 to Come with LED Matrix Headlamps

Recently, Audi has released details about its new Matrix LED headlamps, and announced that its next A8 will be put on sale at the end of 2013, what's more attractive, LED Matrix headlamps will be applied in Audi A8. Audi stated that its new A8 Matrix lights consist of 25 high-beam LEDs, clustered in groups of five paired with reflectors. Unlike traditional automatic high-beam setups, the Matrix array is so precise that it "blanks out light that would shine directly onto oncoming and preceding vehicles" while continuing to use full high-beam power on othe...
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The EU Recognizes Audi LED Headlights as Eco Innovation

Audi’s LED headlights are reported to be recognized by The European Union as an energy efficient technology that can help cars reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. According to a press release from Audi (media credentials required), LED headlights can achieve this greater fuel efficiency because they use less power– a little more than half what traditional halogen lights on low beam setting would use. The EU Commission found in its studies of the technology that LED headlight-equipped vehicles emit 1.61 fewer grams of carbon dioxide per mile than...
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Audi A8 with LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

In the new version of the Audi A8, light emitting diodes from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors are responsible for the dipped and full beams as well as for other specific lighting functions. Apart from their efficiency, an excellent argument for LEDs is their long life, which exceeds that of the vehicle. Plus, with light similar to daylight they improve motorists’ safety.
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New Audi sports car use LEDs from interior lighting to the headlights

Audi first introduced a green automobile R8 sports car, while this vehicle lighting that can be green and reduce carbon emissions that have nothing to do with fuel economy.
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「LEDs 2008」 Program is Upcoming

It’s reported that LEDs 2008 is to be headlined by key industry players include Philips Lumileds Lighting, Cree Inc, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Toyoda Gosei, Nichia, the US EPA and Audi.
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