2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS to get new multibeam LED headlamps

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS to get new multibeam LED headlamps image

Text: / Photos: Mercedes-Benz | posted June 17, 2014 12:31

Can be controlled electronically and independently

Mercedes-Benz released a teaser of the new multibeam LED headlamps to be used for the first time in the 2015 CLS.

The automaker says the high-resolution precision LED modules feature 24 individually controlled high-performance LEDs that can be controlled electronically and independently. This allows the light distribution from the left and right headlamps to be controlled separately to illuminate individual areas of the road.

The multibeam LED technology of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS

It automatically illuminates the road with "unsurpassed, precision-controlled distribution of exceptionally bright light - without dazzling other road users," Mercedes-Benz said in a press release.

A camera is infused behind the windscreen that delivers information with four control units which transmits the ideal light pattern 100 times per second. The camera also detects oncoming traffic or vehicles in front and automatically adjusts its main beam so that drivers are not dazzled.

Moreover, the automaker says the multibeam LED headlamps can be used at all times "without irritating or even endangering other road users."

"With MULTIBEAM LED technology the headlamps now are able to react even more quickly, more precisely and individually to changing traffic conditions. On top of this, there are expanded functions of which a driver will become directly aware, such as anticipatory camera-based curve recognition with the active light function," said Prof Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

"With such features Mercedes-Benz once again is demonstrating its role as an innovation leader in the automobile industry," Weber added.