BMW has launched the development of Organic Light technology. In future models will be integrated lights-dimensional OLED, 3D, folding and transparent.
During the Light Days Workshop, BMW showed the lighting technologies that will be adopted in future cars. While the laser headlights are already a reality (debut in the fall on the BMW i8 ), the automaker has launched the development of OLED rear lights, which will soon be joined by the common LED lights present on different models. OLEDs (Organic Light Emitting Diode) are extremely efficient and can be cut into any shape.
The German manufacturer BMW will use the Organic Light as tail lights. Therefore not replace the traditional LED, used to brake lights, headlights and turn indicators, but will complement them. When the efficiency and the luminous density of the OLEDs will increase, it will be possible to realize other lighting functions. Since the energy consumption and weight are very low, the BMW Organic Light also allow you to save fuel in conventional vehicles, increase the autonomy of electric cars and reduce CO2 emissions.
Another great advantage is the sustainability of this technology. The production of organic light emitting diodes does not require rare and expensive raw materials. In addition, the quantity of organic substances and metals used is so small that in the future, OLEDs can be disposed of with the glass at the end of their useful life.
At the time of their launch on the market organic LEDs will be in two-dimensional form with the possibility to freely define the illuminated surface which, when switched off, will be presented as a reflective surface. As a result, BMW plans to introduce OLED folding and transparent. In the medium term, however, will be built OLED display three-dimensional free-form geometries. Because OLEDs do not require or reflectors or lenses, will be born completely new fields of application.
The BMW Organic Light will have a duration equal to that of the car, so you do not need to be replaced and will not require any maintenance. The first vehicles with OLED lights will be on the market within the next three years.