Technology and Styling Trends in Automotive Lighting in North America 2005-01-1015
This paper is a brief review of technology and styling trends of automotive lighting in North America. It also provides some background on the evolution and development of Automotive lighting in North America. The impact of recent styling trends on deployment of new lighting technologies is explained. This report also seeks to review the cause of some of the major difficulties in implementing new technologies such as HID (High Intensity Discharge). Factors influencing the future market penetration of emerging technologies such as LED (Light Emitting Diode), AFS (Adaptive Front Lighting System) are identified. The paper concludes with future forecast for these new technologies for the coming decade.