The next-generation Opel Astra will feature new IntelliLux full-LED matrix light. The new headlights are the first in its segment featuring glare-free high beams, Opel claims.
The LED matrix lighting system that consists 16 LED segments – eight on each side of the vehicle. It constantly adapts the length and distribution of the light system to the prevailing traffic situation. It works with the help of Opel Eye front camera that detects the presence of oncoming vehicles and the individual LED segments that would originally have dazzled the drivers of those vehicles automatically, switch off till those vehicles pass by, and then automatically turns back on.
The new lighting system was developed by engineers at Opel’s International Technical Development Center in Russelsheim. The high-beam lighting automatically comes on as soon as the vehicle exits urban areas, and always remains on. When the Opel Eye detects light sources from oncoming vehicles, individual LEDs in the relevant zone get deactivated. The rest of the road where lighting is necessary, still remains illuminated though.
The matrix light system to be offered on the new generation Astra will be one of its kind to be able to continuously optimize without being linked to a navigation system. IntelliLux LED also features a special highway light mode for increasing safety of night driving. The next generation Opel Astra will have its world premiere at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September.