Automotive Volkswagen IQ.Light Headlights

Published on August 21st, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Volkswagen Headlights Are Called IQ. Light For A Reason

IQ.Light LED matrix headlights which is interactive, camera-based dipped and main beam headlight control.

Volkswagen has been focusing on the evolution of light for decades. Volkswagen’s engineers and designers use all of the technology available to them to improve safety with innovative lighting technology.

One of their goals is to enhance the lighting functions in current vehicles and, as a result, improve road safety in the present day. This development work has culminated in the IQ. Light matrix LED headlights in the new Touareg, for example, which improve comfort and safety when driving at night.

However, lighting designers and engineers have an eye on the future, too. The assisted driving cars of tomorrow will confront road users with new everyday situations – such as a lack of eye contact with drivers.

The technical highlight of this development is the “IQ.-Light – LED matrix headlights” used on the Touareg.

Modern LED lighting systems ensure that driving in the dark in autumn and winter is much safer. The Touareg, for example, has the optional “IQ.Light – LED matrix headlight” which includes a poor weather light that reduces back-glare and cross-glare on wet roads.

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Here the distracting reflections of the headlight on the reflective road surface directly in front of the vehicle are reduced by the “IQ.Light” that reduces illumination intensity in this area.

These kinds of intelligent controls are becoming increasingly popular. The Arteon as an example: the Gran Turismo is fitted with the optional “Active Lighting System”. The LED double headlights perfectly illuminate the course of a bend before actually driving on it.

The new feature is that this is done proactively and independently of the steering angle based on the front camera images and the route data of the navigation system. This enables the Arteon to illuminate the course of a bend before the driver turns into it.

Volkswagen IQ.Light Headlights

The driver now looks into a brightly illuminated curve up to two seconds earlier which sometimes can be a crucial two seconds.

The first Volkswagen LED headlights made their international debut in autumn 2013 as standard equipment in the electrically powered e-Golf. Since then, this powerful and economical lighting technology has been used in an increasing number of vehicle classes.

Today, in addition to the Golf, Arteon and Touareg, the Polo, T-Roc, Touran, Tiguan and Passat series are also available with LED headlights.

In the near future you will be seeing As the top-of-the-range version, the interactive IQ.Light LED matrix headlights in Malaysian VW showrooms.

These are even more progressive as they welcome drivers with swiveling lens modules and generate an intelligently controlled main beam. These headlights have been paired with the new 3D LED tail light clusters. The tail light is particularly homogeneous and lights up in an intensive red.

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