OLEDs have the potential to revolutionize car lighting. Designers are free to create completely new lighting concepts e.g. for brake lights and turn signals, as well as for the interior car illumination. OLEDs are thin and flat, they can be flexible and transparent when off. Combining these characteristics, OLEDs allow achieving striking 3D effects.
The area light emitted by organic diodes follows the safety requirements for road traffic and according to the motto “see and be seen” with its homogeneous shine and high color reproduction.
Lightweight automotive construction is yet another trend in which OLEDs offer a particular advantage: weighting virtually nothing OLEDs are so thin that they need very little space. In the future OLED panels could be manufactured in any shape and thus allow to be adapted to the shape of the car body, acting as a lit-up outer layer.