Electronics and Semiconductors

Polestar unveils advanced lighting for its first electric vehicle

22 December 2020
Polestar's first electric vehicle, the Polestar 2 will include smart lighting in both the front headlights and rear lights. Source: Polestar

Polestar has unveiled its standard lighting for the Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV) that includes active high beam technology in pixel light emitting diode (LED) headlights.

Polestar is steadily developing its first EV for the mass market after beginning production in March. The company looks to take advantage of an emerging EV market that is expected to increase substantially in the coming years as consumers look to buy vehicles with less of an environmental impact and companies seek to bring environmentally friendly cars to the market.

The pixel LED headlights will come standard in the Polestar 2 with a welcome sequence that activates when the vehicle is unlocked. A total of 84 individual LED pixels form a matrix in each lamp and within this matrix each LED is controlled individually. This allows consumers to shade out their light in the path of up to five leading or oncoming vehicles when in motion. This allows drivers to leave their lights on high beam without blinding other road users or without having to switch between modes.

The company said the vehicle will also sport front fog lights with cornering support and activate automatically at low speeds steering to turn signal input and helping to maneuver the vehicle.

In the rear of the Polestar 2, 288 LEDs in a full-width wrap-around light bar includes adaptive lighting technology so in brightness the light is increased for better visibility and at night the LEDs automatically dim to prevent drivers behind the Polestar 2 from being dazzled.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com

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