mercedes digital headligt technology

Digital light headlight technology from Mercedes can project words onto the road ahead and display all kinds of messages

Car headlight technology has seen a lot of advancements in the last couple of decades. Today, even some mainstream cars have starting featuring LED technology, which is something that was, until recently, restricted to the high-end models. Automotive headlight technology is really going places. Do you know, the latest headlight technology from Mercedes Benz is so advanced that it can literally communicate with other road users through text?

Known as Digital Light, this headlight technology, which you can check out in the video we have here, was recently featured on a Mercedes Maybach S-Class. This headlight technology lets you project words onto the road ahead and display all kinds of messages.

Recently, in a publicity stunts of sorts, Mercedes-Benz parked an S-Class on a road and started complimenting unsuspecting bystanders through its latest headlamp technology. Of course, the video we have here seems to be scripted, but, well, that doesn’t make the Digital Light technology any less special.

The new Digital Light technology features many LED lights that are fitted with a chip that holds more than one million micro-reflectors. The system projects light in patters and helps you project text on the road ahead of you. Digital Light also has many safety benefits. It can work in tandem with the car’s cameras and sensors to project lane change arrows and symbols onto the road ahead.

This can provide guidance to the driver. Ola Källenius, Member of the board of management of Daimler AG, Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development commented that the Digital Light technology is just one of the many upcoming safety technologies from the Stuttgart-based car marque.

He also commented,“With a resolution of over one million pixels per headlamp, Digital Light not only creates ideal light conditions for every driving situation; it also extends the visual support from our driving assistance systems.”

Now this one’s a really cool safety technology, no?