The future of the automotive exterior goes way beyond simple illumination. To fulfil the require-ments of higher levels of autonomous driving innovative solutions are needed that significantly enhance safety in road traffic. »Car-2-X«-communication is one of the crucial cornerstones to meet this ambition. Via visual codes on displays (e.g. rear combination lights, RCL) messages and symbols can be personalized and transmitted more clearly, thus enabling efficient communication between road participants and vehicles.
In the future also licence plates will develop into situation-dependent, dynamic LED license plates that – among other display applications – play an important role in enabling external communication with other road users (»car2x«).