Audi is presenting its next step in automotive lighting technology at the IAA in Frankfurt.
The new Matrix OLED lights enable a previously unattainable level of lighting homogeneity, opening up further creative opportunities for design. As the leading brand in automotive lighting technology, Audi has systematically developed all aspects of OLED technology over the years.
Matrix OLED lights combine hightech engineering and design ideally — initial projects are currently underway to implement OLED technology in production tail lights.
They are being shown for the first time in a concept car at the IAA.
OLED is an acronym for “organic light emitting diode.”
In each OLED unit, two electrodes — of which at least one must be transparent — incorporate numerous thin layers of organic semiconductor materials.
A low DC voltage — between three and four volts — activates the layers, each of which is less than onethousandth of a millimeter thick, to light them.
The color is based on the molecular composition of the light source.
From the searing heat and dust of Dubai to the ice and snow of Northern Sweden, the new F-PACE has been tested to the limit in some of the most inhospitable environments on earth.
To ensure that every system functions perfectly even under the most extreme conditions, the new F-PACE has been subjected to one of the most demanding test programs the company has ever devised.
“We developed the F-PACE to offer the ride, handling and refinement demanded from a Jaguar, together with exceptional levels of ability and composure on all surfaces and in all weathers. At Jaguar Land Rover’s test facility in Arjeplog, Northern Sweden, average winter temperatures rarely exceed -15°C and often plummet to -40°C.
The 60km of purpose-built handling tracks, mountain climbs, inclines, split-friction straights and off-road areas are ideal for optimizing the calibration of the all-wheel drive system, Dynamic Stability Control and technologies such as Jaguar’s revolutionary All-Surface Progress Control.
In preparation for the first outing of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC on the Nurburgring, several teams have conducted tests on the storied race track in Germany’s Eifel region.
So has Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing team aboard the Porsche 911 RSR in the LMGTE Am class of the WEC. A two-day test at the Nurburgring was a taster of the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) to be held on August 30.
The Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing was running a Porsche 911 RSR on Monday and Tuesday, sharing the 5.137 Km circuit with an impressive field of 19 other WEC cars.
Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Team consisted of Khaled Al-Qubaisi (Abu Dhabi), the former Porsche Junior Klaus Bachler (Austria) and Christian Ried (Germany).
Over 11 decades have passed since that famous lunch in May 1904 when Henry Royce, a successful engineer, struck a deal with Charles Rolls, owner of one of the first car dealerships to create Rolls-Royce Limited.
Since then, the stories about the intricacies of the manufacturing process of a Rolls-Royce motor car have become legendary in their own right, representing a beacon of dedication to the art of craftsmanship.
Amidst the plethora of stories around the famed luxury motor car, that of Mark Court is one of the most widely discussed, as Court is currently the only person in the world qualified and skilled enough to paint the famous pinstripe or ‘coachline’ on Bespoke Rolls-Royce motor cars.
At the request of VIP customers, and as a testament to the dedication of Rolls-Royce to its valued clientele regardless of geographical location, Mark Court has on occasion visited customers at their homes to paint a coachline on a vehicle that has already left the factory.
The story of Mark’s travel to the desert metropolis of Dubai in 2012, to paint a coachline on the vehicle of a very special client, has become legendary in the automotive industry.