LEDs strongly in evidence at North American Auto Show
Automotive manufacturers are using LEDs on their vehicles as well as in the displays on their exhibits.
|Ford Shelby GR-1|
A representative of one of the exhibit firms described LEDs as offering "amazing brightness and resolution" and said that the technology allows designers to go beyond the restricted format of a plasma screen, for example, and to create any size of environment.
|Acura RDX concept|
The Acura exhibit uses screens of various sizes and resolutions, while Dodge's display features an LED backdrop that is more than 100 feet long. Meanwhile at Ford's booth, a centralized computer controls more than 200 feet of LED walls as well as the exhibit's overall lighting and volume levels.
Many of the cars at the show featured LEDs, notably the concept vehicles. Acura's RDX concept vehicle and the Ford Shelby GR-1 concept both incorporated LED headlights, although this technology is not expected to reach the marketplace for several years.
|KCD-II Mesa floodlight|
|Kia KCD-II Mesa|