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Advanced Frontlighting System at Volkswagen

Published: dSPACE NEWS 2001/1, Jan 2001

About 90 percent of the information that a driver needs for safe driving is provided visually. Therefore it is obvious that perfect visibility is a crucial factor in reducing the risk of an accident. A major stepping stone towards significant improvements is the Advanced Frontlighting System (AFS): an adaptive headlamp system, which is currently under investigation by automotive OEMs and suppliers. Volkswagen has already implemented this system into prototype vehicles. This state-of-the-art technology was developed and tested using dSPACE Prototyper. VW uses MicroAutoBox for laboratory research as well as for invehicle experiments: a unique feature of MicroAutoBox.

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