In the case of the previous R18, Audi retrofitted the car with matrix LED technology while for the new generation the developers integrated matrix beam and laser diodes from the beginning. This also made it possible to further optimize the intelligent cornering light. Depending on the position of the car on the race track, it illuminates a corner even before the driver turns in.
2014-generation Audi R18 e-tron quattroThe new Audi R18 e-tron quattro is not only more efficient than ever before but in 2014 will be battling to defend the title in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with laser light for the first time.
A blue laser beam backlights a yellow phosphorus crystal lens through which the light beam is then emitted. This new light source provides even more homogenous lighting of the road.