Carnegie Mellon and Intel are moving ahead with the development of its adaptive lighting system for vehicles. After demonstrating a few months ago that their system was able to override the inconvenience of rain or snow (take two years developing it) to be illuminated by the lights of the vehicle has been progress now trying to prevent glare on the cars we are facing.
The system of Carnegie Mellon researchers want to replace the basic LED lights today’s vehicles, consisting of just a dozen of them, nearly a million of them. The aim is that these tiny bundles can avoid snowflakes, raindrops and eyes of drivers of other vehicles or the road without traffic signals remain dark.
The light source prototype is now a spotlight illuminating a battery of over 800,000 tiny mirrors that are controlled by a computer. Information on what mirror to use and what not provided an infrared camera that tracks the car’s exterior looking for signs, objects, other drivers and even raindrops or snowflakes.
This system now a response of 1 to 2.5 milliseconds, enough to control the environment of the car and to increase driving safety, the main objective of this development that still has a few years to become a reality on the street and join and others who represent the present of the advanced automotive lighting.