And the adaptive driving beam option, please
Car OEM and light source technology suppliers in Europe and Japan are prepping to enter the emerging market of Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB) for road vehicles. Lumileds for example claim that once onboard cameras reliably sense oncoming vehicles or pedestrians, ADB can adjust the lights automatically, either dimming individual LEDs in the lamp or shifting the beam downward and sideways. It’s not just the $$$ car makers like Audi and Mercedes-Benz responding — ADB once developed out is planned to come to compact cars from Opel, Peugeot and Citroen also. Japan’s Toyota is also big on ADB and Lumileds say they are seeing RFQs for ADB from Chinese clients. Right now the share of cars equipped with full ADB is a pitiful 1 percent of the worldwide automotive market, but is estimated to jump to 15 percent by 2025.