Back in June, Hyundai Mobis announced that developed the Lighting Grille, a front grille with LED lighting function applied depending on the vehicle condition and operating conditions, now we managed to got some picture of the prototypes used for testing purposes.
These technologies are new technologies that have not yet been mass-produced worldwide, and are evaluated as differentiated research achievements in line with the changing trends in electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. It is expected to use in an era of automobiles that communicate more actively with the outside world through these technologies.
Recently, as electric vehicles become popular, existing car grille are also being tried to change into different forms through lighting applications, sound systems, and displays. The technologies developed this time by Hyundai Mobis are also part of an effort to preempt new technologies in preparation for such changes in future car technology.
First of all, the Lighting Grille developed by Hyundai Mobis this time is a technology that can utilize the entire front grille of a vehicle as a lighting device. These are the examples of the uses: ▲ Autonomous driving mode ▲ EV charging mode ▲ Welcome light function ▲ Sound beat display ▲ Emergency warning light display, etc.
Detail of Hyundai MOBIS Lightning Grille
Through this, it can be used not only as a simple lighting effect, but as a means for vehicles to communicate with other vehicles or pedestrians, and depending on how a lighting pattern is applied, a strong and unique design effect can be exhibited.
At the beginning of this year, Hyundai Mobis completed the development of lighting grill technology and is currently conducting reliability verification for commercialization. From next year, the company plans to promote mass production through customer promotions.
“We plan to continuously introduce innovative products that combine technological perfection with emotional quality to the global market in response to changes in future car trends,” said Woo-il Lee, head of Hyundai Mobis’ Module Lab.
Source: Hyundai Mobis