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  • BMW laser headlight technology

    We'll likely look back on 2011 as the year that the app truly entered our automobiles, becoming integrated with our Bluetooth-connected smartphones and, in some cases, fully integrated with vehicle infotainment systems.

  • BMW i8 Concept live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    BMW Now Developing Production Laser Headlight Tech

    "Farewell, LED lights, it was nice knowing you. We've enjoyed a good few years together, but now something better has come along and swept us off our feet." So might go the "breakup speech" with LED lights, now that BMW has announced it's working on a production version of the laser headlights we...

  • BMW i Launch Event, Frankfurt, July 2011
    Move Aside LED Lighting Tech, BMW Is Firing Up The Lasers

    Sometimes the pace of development in the automotive segment has echos of Moore's Law, the trend for power in the computing world to double every two years. No sooner have manufacturers such as Audi started ditching halogen and HID lighting for intelligent and ultra-bright LED light clusters in some...

  • Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car
    Audi Wins Le Mans 2011, R18 TDI Withstands Huge Crashes

    Audi Sport has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the La Sarthe circuit in Northern France in one of the closest races in many years, but were it not for the strength and safety of the R18 TDI sports prototype, the weekend could have been very different. Less than an hour into the race, star driver...

  • 2012 Audi A6 all-LED headlights
    7 High Tech Options, The Cheapest Cars You'll Find Them In

    One of the benefits of the rapid pace of technological advancement is that economies of scale are achieved relatively easily. Sounds boring, but this means that the high-technologies of a few years ago have already found themselves in much more affordable cars. Once this meant heated rear screens...

  • Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car
    LED Lights For This Year's Audi R18 TDI Le Mans Racer

    Audi is at the forefront of LED lighting on road cars, and the German maker is now ready to reap the benefits in racing too. The company has announced that it intends to use LED lighting technology on its 2011 Le Mans contender, the R18 TDI. The new closed-cockpit racer, designed with the intention...

  • LED bulbs

    If you spend a lot of time driving you won't have failed to notice the distinctive shape of high intensity LED daytime running lights on some modern vehicles. As for LED tail-lights, those are even more common. Only a small selection of vehicles features entirely LED-based headlights though, including models like the Audi A8, A7 and A6 and the R8 supercar, the Lexus LS 600h and some Toyota Prius models. LED headlights are expensive, but allow makers to create much more efficient and adaptable headlights, as demonstrated by companies like Audi with its adaptive headlight technology. Cost and...

  • 2012 Audi A6 Avant spy shots
    2012 Audi A6 Avant: Spy Shots

    All the details and images for the new 2012 Audi A6 have been out for a while now but there are still several variants apart from the regular sedan still in the works, though not all have been confirmed for sale in the U.S. These include the high-performance S6 and RS6 models, A6 Hybrid and...

  • 2012 Audi A6 all-LED headlights
    2012 Audi A6 Gets All-LED Headlights

    Audi’s R8 supercar pioneered the way with the first production all-LED headlight units and now the technology is filtering across to more affordable models like the new 2012 Audi A6 sedan. This will be the first time that all-LED headlights will be used on a sedan--the units on the Lexus LS...

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