Announced at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Digital Light is a new HD-quality headlamp that has integrated cameras and sensors which can show directional and warning icons when road users are detected. This function is powered by powerful computers that work with chips containing over one million micromirrors.
For example, a driver can easily see pedestrians at night and the headlights can show a pedestrian road with the help of Digital Light. They can also be assisted with the symbols such as Low-grip surface, construction-site, rear-end collision, lane-keeping, blind-spot and speed symbol.
Gunter Fischer, Head of Exterior Body Development and Vehicle Operating Systems at Daimler AG, said:
“With our ‘DIGITAL LIGHT’ strategy we are not striving for beam records, rather we want to achieve an optimum vision and maximum brightness without glare. Innovative functions for supporting the driver and staging communication with other road users significantly optimize safety when driving at night”.
Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, said:
“With a resolution of over one million pixels per headlamp, DIGITAL LIGHT not only creates ideal light conditions for every driving situation; it also extends the visual support from our driving assistance systems”.
Though it was developed by Mercedes-Benz, this Digital Light innovation is a collaborative work including two other partner companies in the process. The headlights are now available on a limited production run of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.