At NXP’s CES booth, HELLA exhibited the independently developed Matrix HD84 headlamp module model. Each headlamp module consists of 84 individually controllable LED chips in three rows. The matrix HD84 module performs adaptive low beam and glare-free high beam functions. The headlamps receive information to adjust the proper light distribution to weather, road, and traffic conditions through a link to a front camera. Such a front cameras are usually installed behind the windshield.
What the Matrix HD84 System Does
The software of Hella group company Aglaia Mobile Vision GmbH enables the front camera activation. This software also provides functions such as lane keeping assistance, as well as pedestrian and vehicle detection. In addition, the software’s pattern recognition precisely deactivates individual LED chips to avoid emitting blinding light towards oncoming and leading traffic.
According to Hella, the HD84 system is the first adaptive headlamp that offers low-beam early recognition of obstacles before entering a bend. The system also senses and reduces glare from wet road conditions.
HBPO, a joint venture of the three automotive suppliers Hella, Plastic Omnium, and Mahle (formerly Behr), will produce the model’s front-end module carrier. The model contains components for vehicle air conditioning, motor cooling and the crash management system.
In addition to the showing headlamps, at CES, Hella is highlighting its new Radar Generation CompactRadar. Hella produced the compact radar system with the help of NXP and InnoSenT that will work with the camera, sensors, and adaptive headlights for automated driving.