Monday, 26 July 2021

Laserlight shines to the future

by Nigel Wigmore

Laserlight shines to the future
AUDI is presenting a fascinating technology concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas.

The Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept — painted in Plasma Red — is reminiscent of the classic Sport quattro of 1983 while pointing towards the future.

The new concept car showcases the latest of the brand’s technologies in plug-in hybrid drives, user control and display interfaces and lighting technology.

In the dual headlights, a typical quattro feature, Audi is demonstrating the future of lighting technology by combining MatrixBeam LED and laser light technologies.

Two low-profile trapezoidal elements are visible within the headlights — the outer one generates the low beam light using MatrixBeam LEDs and an aperture mask, while the inner element produces laser light for high-beam functionality.