New Audi Matrix LED headlights
The latest in a long line of Audi lighting innovations, the cutting edge Matrix LED headlights featured on the new generation Audi A8 are worth a closer look. It’s a whole new chapter in automotive technology, with each LED individually controlled for high-precision lighting.
These small diodes work in conjunction with lenses or reflectors connected in series, activated and deactivated or dimmed depending on the situation. As soon as the on-board camera in the A8 detects oncoming vehicles, the Audi Matrix LED headlights dip so as not to dazzle the drivers.
Audi Matrix LED headlights also have other capabilities. For instance, the front and rear indicators dynamically sweep from the inside out to show more clearly when the car is indicating, creating a safer environment for road users. When Matrix LED headlights are linked with the optional night vision assistant, if a person or large animal is detected in the critical range in front of the car, a warning bell sounds and individual LEDs flash at them rapidly three times in succession, alerting both the pedestrian and the driver.