Title: Autonomous vehicle front lighting systems

Authors: Jörg Wallaschek; Hendrik Honsel; Michael Kleinkes

Addresses: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Dynamik and Schwingungen, Appelstraße 11, Hannover D-30167, Germany ' Hella Aglaia Mobile Vision GmbH, Treskowstraße 14, Berlin D-13089, Germany ' Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., RixbeckerStraße 75, Lippstadt D-59552, Germany

Abstract: Automotive frontlighting has evolved from a very simple state, where two light distributions (main beam and dipped beam) were switched manually by the driver into a complex and very powerful driver assistance system. The present paper describes the driving technologies behind this transformation, which occurred in less than 15 years time and presents some of the systems which have been developed and have now been introduced to the market.

Keywords: automotive lighting; driver assistance; light distributions; headlamp design; autonomous vehicles; front lighting systems; vehicle headlights.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2012.051248

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2012 Vol.10 No.3, pp.256 - 267

Received: 30 Apr 2011
Accepted: 25 Dec 2011

Published online: 22 Dec 2012 *

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