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The Intelligent Front Lighting System also makes its debut with the Hyundai Ioniq 6: LED headlights that improve driving safety

23 March 2023 – 09:19

There Hyundai IONIQ 6 is the first Hyundai model for the European market to feature theIntelligent front lighting system (IFS). The Korean manufacturer specifies that the IFS guarantees maximum visibility at night for the driver, avoiding annoying dazzling for other road users. It’s not about the traditional adaptive high beam and now we explain why.

HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 LIGHTS USE OVER 700 PIXELS

There Hyundai IONIQ 6 uses more than 700 parametric pixels that characterize the light design of the luminaires. And it’s also the first Hyundai model in Europe to feature the Intelligent Front Lighting System (IFS). Applied to Matrix Beam LED headlights, it adapts the light beams to different road and traffic situations. IFS can disable automatically and selectively only certain parts of the high beamswhich could blind drivers of other cars.

HYUNDAI: FROM HIGH BEAM ASSIST TO INTELLIGENT FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM

Hyundai explains that IFS is the evolution of the High Beam Assist functionwhich serves to avoid dazzling other road users. The standard HBA temporarily deactivates the high beams when a vehicle ahead or approaching in the oncoming lane is detected. Hyundai claims this turns off the high beams completely, resulting in reduced visibility for the driver for a few seconds. The intelligent front lighting system from Hyundai allows the driver to keep the high beams on continuously when driving at night, but only turns off the part of the headlight that might disturb other drivers, leaving all others on. “The IFS thus guarantees the best visibility for the driver of the IONIQ 6 at all times, without obstructing other road users”.

INNOVATION IMPROVES SAFETY, BUT WITH HIGH REPAIR COSTS

IFS technology is applied to the high beam module of each of the Hyundai IONIQ 6’s parametric pixel lights. Each high beam module contains a Matrix beam LEDThis aligns 8 IFS segments per fire and can therefore offer high and adaptable visibility, according to Hyundai. Thanks to this diversification of light sources, the IFS can precisely control the direction and intensity of the light beams. An innovation that certainly improves driving safety as with other top models, but according to the ADAC the LED headlights are not designed for repair, with high replacement costs.

Source : Sicur Auto

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