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News New Maybach Headlights can Project Images on the Road

15:36  08 march  2018
15:36  08 march  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Even when the new headlights are used to project images onto the road , Mercedes says the focus is more on safety than fashion. For now, though, Digital Light will only be available on the Mercedes- Maybach S-Class beginning in the first half of this year.

Mercedes- Maybach Digital Light uses over two million micro-reflectors to adjust headlights depending on conditions, and it can project alerts on the road . The other part of the new Digital Light system is the series of symbols that can be projected onto the road in front of the car.

Last month, Mercedes showed off the latest version of the Maybach-branded S-Class. It's more of a mild update than a true midcycle refresh, but with a new grille, more paint and leather options, and a few other tweaks, it should keep the chauffeured crowd happy. Today, however, Mercedes announced a new feature that will soon be available on Maybachs: image-projecting headlights.

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Called Digital Light , the new headlights promise a high-definition main beam that projects with two-million-pixel resolution. Those beams can then project images onto the road . Mercedes says the images can be used like a head -up display, giving drivers information without requiring them to take

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Called Digital Light, the new headlights promise a high-definition main beam that projects with two-million-pixel resolution. Those beams can then project images onto the road. Mercedes says the images can be used like a head-up display, giving drivers information without requiring them to take their eyes off the road. The headlights could also be used to communicate with others.

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The more practical reason to use software-controlled headlights is to optimize lighting depending on the situation. Cameras, sensors, and mapping data are used to evaluate road conditions, allowing the car to adjust its headlights accordingly. Theoretically, that would make it easier to see at night without blinding other drivers with obnoxiously bright lights.

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Motor 2nd: New Mercedes- Maybach Headlights Can Project Symbols On The Road , The Digital Light tech optimizes beams without blinding other traffic, but

Mercedes- Maybach 's Digital Light can paint all sorts of useful symbols on the road in bright, high-resolution light from the headlamps (Credit: Daimler). View gallery - 14 images . New S-Class Maybachs will soon get an impressive intelligent headlight upgrade.

Even when the new headlights are used to project images onto the road, Mercedes says the focus is more on safety than fashion. For example, guidelines could be projected onto the lane to make it easier to drive through a narrow construction zone. Or if the car detects a pedestrian in the road, it could mark their position with an arrow. Mercedes says the lights will also be able to project symbols that give blind spot warnings, lane departure warnings, collision warnings, speed notifications, and low-grip surface alerts.

  New Maybach Headlights can Project Images on the Road © Motor Trend Staff

If the initial roll-out goes well, we may see this technology trickle down to Mercedes' other mainstream models. For now, though, Digital Light will only be available on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class beginning in the first half of this year. There's no word on pricing, but considering it won't even be available on the regular S-Class at first, it's probably safe to assume that Digital Light isn't cheap.

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2019 Mercedes Maybach S Class Digital Light demo 17© Motor Trend Staff 2019 Mercedes Maybach S Class Digital Light demo 17

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