OLED ideas for automotive applications on sketch level

Automotive,car, OLED
Automotive,car, OLED

Free shape RCL

An important feature of OLEDs for the use in design driven applications is the free choice of the outer contour. Nearly each geometry can be realized. With adequate processes also mechanical holes can be created which are surrounded by the OLED lighting area. In rearlights which are more and more used to transport branding language and which represent an important recognition factor, OLEDs are an ideal light source.

Designer: Felix Denzler, Sebastian Pawlowsky (UnternehmerTUM)

OLED Rearview Mirror

OLEDs can have mirror-like appearance when switched off and their lighting areas can be structured into segments. A combination of these two features leads to new opportunities in the automotive interior. The main function of the rearview mirror can be extended by OLED lighting segments. They can act as warning lights, for example. They can also be structured as symbols or icons.

Seatbelt buckle

OLEDs can be structured and they can have also icons either in a positive (dark icon on bright background) or negative (bright icon on dark background) presentation mode.

By integrating such icons into a seatbelt buckle two functions can be fulfilled.

On the one hand the glowing OLED surface makes the buckle easier to find. On the other hand the pursuit of car manufacturers to new branding opportunities can be satisfied. Especially the interior is a good space to place company branding.

Designer: Felix Denzler, Sebastian Pawlowsky (UnternehmerTUM)

OLED, interior

The intelligent car key

The „Smart Key“ with OLED light source expands the so far known intelligence of car keys. It increases the aesthetics of this utility by the use of a mirror-like OLED making it to a valuable design accessory.

With the mirror-type lighting surface light signs or – even more – a light language can be created which makes it easier for the user to find his car in parking garages or big parking lots. This navigation language can be developed via the variation of lighting intensities or the use of independent OLED segments.

The communication with the car via the wireless key can incorporate a theft alarm. Also the activation of the heater or the air conditioning is possible when the key informs the driver about the interior temperature of the car via corresponding light signals.

The battery of the „Smart Key“ can be recharged either by a USB loading station or inductively during the ride.

Designer: Mario Lukas, Stefan Masog, Hyve innovation team, OSRAM OLED application team