Osram secures multiple LED offering in Snap autonomous concept vehicle: Page 2 of 2

December 20, 2017 // By Julien Happich
LED solutions provider Osram Opto Semiconductors is the exclusive lighting partner for Swiss-based concept car designer Rinspeed who will be launching its Snap autonomous concept vehicle at the 2018 CES Show in Las Vegas.

“We are honored to be the exclusive lighting supplier for Rinspeed’s Snap, a vehicle that reimagines the future of driving,” said Bodo Ischebeck, Vice President and General Manager of Industry and Mobile Devices at Osram Opto Semiconductors.

“Our cutting-edge, infrared LED technologies are making vehicles more individualized for passengers than ever before by bringing the latest biometric identification applications to the automotive industry.”

The concept vehicle also leverages LED-based projection lighting to welcome passengers with red carpet treatment and provides safety advice for pedestrians. LEDs and lasers convert front and rear windows into information-rich screens for conveying marketing messages or communicating with the vehicle’s surroundings. LED license plates can be customized with the driver’s information to accommodate future car sharing regulations.

“As we enter a new era of autonomous vehicles, lighting will become even more important,” said Wolfgang Lex, Vice President and General Manager of Automotive at Osram Opto Semiconductors. “Suddenly, the car is not just a car. It’s an office on wheels, a library, a living room, or an art studio where you can paint a picture during your commute hours. Logically, cars will need lighting that’s appropriate for all these activities and more.”

Biomonitoring on smart watches will connect to the Rinspeed vehicle to assist passengers experiencing a sudden health issue. Finally, high-power UV LEDs disinfect Snap after each use to prevent the spread of germs.

Osram - www.osram.com

Rinspeed - www.rinspeed.eu

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