Opel has announced that the upcoming generation Astra will get optional IntelliLux LED Matrix Headlights. According to the German car manufacturer, each headlight will use 8 individual LED segments and the system will be able to adjust automatically the length and distribution of the light beam judging by the traffic situation. 

After Opel Astra will leave the urban area, the high-beam will be activated and will always remain on. Thanks to the Opel Eye front camera, the car will detect other cars and will be able to adjust the light. 

According to a study conducted by Opel, a driver that is travelling at 80 km/h will be able to detect objects at the side of the road 30 – 40 meters sooner thanks to their new technology found in the IntelliLux LED Matrix Headlights. As a result, the driver will gain about 1.5 second in order to react correctly. 

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“We are democratizing technology by making innovations affordable and bringing them to high volume vehicles. Our new LED matrix light, IntelliLux, is a perfect example. Our integration of the LED technology provides outstanding night time performance enhancing safety for the driver and those around them", said Opel’s Vice President of Vehicle Engineering, Charlie Klein.

Source: Opel