I was reading an article in a motoring magazine on the dramatic development of the LED and the impact it is having on modern automotive design.
One of the topics of discussion was the wake up call it is giving to the automotive industry. One very influential demonstration was at a motor show that had the release of the Jaguar C-XF and while this would not be the first show car to have LED’s it was considered one of the most dramatic.
The debut was at the Frankfurt Motor Show and used LED’s to provide a very dramatic visual presentation. The display was kicked off by the press of the Jaguars start button.
First was an impressive display, some would say ‘explosion’, of blue lighting that began with the instrument panel, then flew around the cabin, combining after encompassing the rear seats. Along with this was a burst of more blue projecting itself down from the interior roof lining, at the same time the grille suddenly burst into life with a glow of LED lighting, very impressive.
And to finish the flash of feline impressions (well it is a Jaguar) the headlights had streaks