At the 2015 CES, BMW is introducing a brand-new idea to showcase the newest developments in innovation coming from Munich. The BMW M4 Idea Iconic Lights showcases a new analysis of the twin round headlights including the laser lights technology.
In the back, the M4 Idea Iconic Lights sports brand-new OLED headlights which produce light from wafer-thin semiconducting layers of natural product.
The OLED aspects are really thin, with a thickness of simply 1.4 millimeters.
On the BMW M4 Principle Iconic Lights design, BMW Organic Light is utilized in the tail lights and rear direction indicators. By triggering the OLED segments individually, it is possible to produce various rear lighting impacts in various driving modes. Whereas generally the L-shape is wide and uniformly illuminated, in Sport mode a different-shaped light pattern can be made use of by triggering just some of the OLED segments. The rear light then appears as a narrow, concentrated and greatly defined “strip” of light.
BMW initially provided a rear light cluster with OLED aspects on the BMW Vision Future Luxury idea model, makinged its world debut in Beijing in April 2014. BMW M4 Principle Iconic Lights shows its own version of this design. Its M-style OLED rear light cluster marks a new evolution of the common BMW L-shaped lighting design which, with the BMW 7 Series launch, was strengthened with an unique “glowing” result.
BMW has yet to verify when the OLEDs will certainly make it into manufacturing, however our own sources say an M car with Organic Lights will certainly appear in 2016.
At CES 2015 in Las Vegas, BMW is providing more proof that it is a world leader in the development of laser lighting. Having currently provided its very first designs with laser lighting to clients, it is now providing further laser functions for cars of the future.
Laser lighting is now able to provide its remarkably long beam range of as much as 600 metres in combination with the BMW Selective Beam function (anti- dazzle High-Beam Assistant). At CES, BMW is unveiling ways in which laser lighting, thoroughly integrated with help systems and vehicle sensing units, can be used to execute new smart lighting functions for enhanced safety and convenience. For instance, it can work with the navigation system to light up corners well ahead of time, while a laser-based Dynamic Light Spot can provide early warning of people or animals in the evening from a distance of as much as 100 metres.
The BMW M4 Principle Iconic Lights design, with exterior paintwork in Cool White metallic, includes a brand-new analysis of the normal BMW twin round headlights. On the move, the laser innovation can be recognized by the fine blue strips inside the lights. Meanwhile, the rear light clusters of the BMW M4 Idea Iconic Lights design are based on OLEDs (natural light-emitting diodes), which produce light from wafer-thin semiconducting layers of organic product. For the very first time, both the tail lights and rear direction indications feature OLED technology. The illuminated surfaces are positioned to produce a three-dimensional effect. OLEDs likewise use up less room on account of their thin size.
Shining example of innovative innovation: anti-dazzle laser lighting and laser estimate.
BMW laser lighting sets new requirements in regards to beam range and brightness. Inside the laser headlights, the “coherent” monochromatic blue laser light is transformed into safe white light. A special optical system directs the rays from the high-performance diodes onto a phosphor plate inside the light, which converts the beam into an extremely bright white light that resembles natural daylight and enjoyable to the eye. Regardless of eating 30 percent less energy, the parallel light beam is 10 times more extreme than that produced by halogen, xenon or LED lights. BMW laser lighting also has a beam range of up to 600 metres, more than twice that of conventional headlights, for enhanced safety in the dark. The camera-based BMW Selective Beam system, which is regulated by dynamic actuators, prevents approaching or preceding cars being dazzled and enables the laser high beam to be left on at all times.
Substantial integration of the innovative laser lighting with other vehicle systems enables a variety of smart lighting functions to be executed. Integration with the navigation system, for example, allows the proactive Adaptive Headlight control system to illuminate corners even before the guiding wheel is turned. Laser lighting likewise includes a brand-new dimension to the Night Vision system’s Dynamic Light Area function. In pitch-dark conditions, individuals and animals can be discovered from a distance of as much as 100 metres, by infrared electronic camera, and “highlighted” by the laser-based Dynamic Light Area. This is a longer variety than that of any other system. Also, if the vehicle identifies lowered clear road width ahead, the laser headlights can be used to provide “slim clearance” lighting. A laser projection function shows the specific width of the car in relation to the roadway to permit safe passage through the narrow area. BMW M4 Principle Iconic Lights also showcases an additional “visionary” system: “High Power Laser” diodes. This system jobs driver info directly onto the road in front of the car, permitting motorists to focus optimally on the traffic even in pitch darkness.
OLED rear light cluster with three-dimensional effect.
Organic light-emitting diodes– OLEDs– are an ingenious, effective, sustainable light that forms the basis for the BMW Organic Light system. OLEDs have a low power usage, which helps to further decrease vehicle CO2 emissions. Another sustainable feature of this technology is the fact that no expensive rare earth metals are needed in the production procedure. Unlike normal LEDs, which are a point light, OLEDs produce light uniformly over their whole surface area. The OLED elements are really thin, with a density of simply 1.4 millimetres. The individual modules can be triggered independently, producing brand-new possibilities for developing various lighting effects at the rear light clusters.
Various lighting effects in different driving modes.
In the past, extensive legal requirements regulating the brightness of automobile lighting have restricted the variety of lighting functions that it was possible to carry out with OLED technology. On the BMW M4 Idea Iconic Lights design, BMW Organic Light is used in the tail lights and rear direction indicators. By turning on the OLED sections individually, it is possible to create different rear lighting effects in different driving modes. Whereas usually the L-shape is wide and evenly lit up, in Sport mode a different-shaped light pattern can be used by turning on only some of the OLED sections. The rear light then appears as a slim, concentrated and greatly specified “strip” of light.
New innovations create new design options.
Lighting is an important design aspect in contemporary vehicles. From the front, all automobiles of the BMW core brand name are quickly recognizable by the mix of their twin round headlights and the trademark kidney grille. During the night, the four glowing corona rings form an unique signature. The BMW M4 Principle Iconic Lights design presents a brand-new interpretation of the twin round headlight style. The headlights showcase laser technology which is attractively highlighted by great blue LED strips when the vehicle is on the step. Thanks to the brand-new laser innovation it was also possible to give the headlights a flat and dramatically shaped design.
The L-shaped rear light clusters are just as distinctive in terms of styling as the front lights. The “L” shape is a normal design hallmark that accentuates the width of the back and provides the vehicle a striking and powerful look that always attracts attention from the crowd, whether in the evening or throughout the daytime. On present models, LED-powered light strips and other light elements emphasise the L-shape in the evening and make the brand identity more quickly recognisable in the dark. BMW initially presented a rear light cluster with OLED elements on the BMW Vision Future Luxury concept model, makinged its world launching in Beijing in April 2014. BMW M4 Principle Iconic Lights shows its own version of this design. Its M-style OLED rear light cluster marks a new advancement of the typical BMW L-shaped lighting design which, with the BMW 7 Series launch, was enhanced with a distinct “radiant” effect. OLED technology makes it possible to produce a brand-new, more three-dimensional and at the same time extremely dramatically defined look.