Hella receives series orders for chip-based headlamp system
German automotive supplier Hella has received additional orders for its chip-based headlamp matrix system “Solid State Lighting | High Definition” (SSL | HD). The technology is now also being used in an all-electric Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) from an international automobile manufacturer and in a premium vehicle from a German automobile manufacturer. The vehicles are expected to go into series production in mid-2024. The total order volume amounts to up to 200 million euros over the term of the contract. Development and production of the headlamps take place in the global Hella network, including in Germany, the Czech Republic and China.
“The orders are once again confirmation of the added value that our innovative SSL | HD technology offers both car manufacturers and end customers,” says Dr. Frank Huber, Managing Director responsible for the Lighting division at Hella. “It is not only innovative and powerful, but also highly scalable. It enables our customers to individually select the best possible combination of security and performance. This makes the technology very interesting, especially for the volume segment.”
For the first time, Hella has implemented the SUV headlamp with an asymmetrical arrangement by integrating the SSL | HD module on only one side of the headlamp. The module also makes it easy to switch from left-hand to right-hand traffic and vice versa. High-precision digital pixel switching also provides further customization options such as coming-home and leaving-home animations and other communication functionalities. For example, symbols can be projected onto the road to interact with the driver. To ensure optimum illumination of the road, the SSL|HD functionalities are supplemented by additional components such as BiLED and matrix modules.