MetroSnap features Osram components for lighting and sensing applications in and around the vehicle that provide solutions within the categories of Mobility, Safety and Se-curity, Connection, and Health and Well-Being. These technologies will be critical in creat-ing an autonomous world and shaping the third living space by using dynamic and human centric lighting, as well as biomonitoring and biometric applications enabled by infrared light sources.
“Lighting will increasingly be at the center of the driving experience and Osram’s technol-ogies will help usher in a new automotive future where cars are more than just a means of transportation, but also a place to relax, rejuvenate and work,” said Wolfgang Lex, VP and GM of automotive at Osram Opto Semiconductors.
On the exterior of MetroSnap, Osram has provided the following:
• Eviyos, which features thousands of individually addressable pixels that project valuable information and warning symbols on the road for passengers and pedestrians.
• Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, which helps orient MetroSnap on the road using infrared laser pulses. Once a light pulse hits an object, it is registered by a sen-sor and the vehicle calculates the distance from the light to the object, then initiates ap-propriate actions such as braking.
• Intelligent display systems on the front and back of the vehicle, and even on windows, which allow for visual communications with other road users. LED license plates serve as supporting human-machine-interfaces and provide further possibilities for individualized driving experiences.
Inside MetroSnap, Osram has provided the following:
• 3D facial recognition and palm recognition systems. These technologies ensure that only approved individuals can ride in the vehicle, while also allowing the vehicle to adapt to the personalized settings of those riders.
• Intelligent ambient lighting and human-centric lighting, specifically designed to make the ride more enjoyable and deliver critical safety features. Osram’s ambient lighting solu-tions, such as the Osire family of iRGB LEDs, will adjust to brightness and temperature preferences of passengers as well as include human-centric lighting features to ensure interior lighting always adapts to their moods. Special reading lights ensure dynamic and optimum illumination of the vehicle’s reading area.
• In-cabin monitoring, which uses VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) technol-ogy to scan MetroSnap’s cabin for forgotten objects and notifies passengers if something is left behind.