Thursday, September 1, 2011

It’s Light, Jim, But Not as we Know it: BMW Looks Ahead with Laser Lighting Technology



Most car manufacturers have already adopted the use of LED (light-emitting diode) technology for the lights on their new models – at first for the rear and subsequently for the front daytime running lights. Premium carmakers are even offering full LED headlamps on some of their models, like BMW in its new 6-Series coupe and convertible.

But the Bavarian firm's engineers didn’t put out the lights (pun intended) and head home after their latest achievement. Instead they started working on what they say is the next logical step in car light technology: laser.

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