BASF Philips achieve OLED technology breakthrough cars

BASF and Philips achieve OLED technology breakthrough for cars

1:25 AM, 20th January 2012
BASF and Philips achieve OLED technology breakthrough for cars
BASF, Philips shine light on OLED car roof. © BASF

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY/ EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS: BASF and Philips have achieved a practical breakthrough in the development of OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology that allows it to be integrated in car roofs. The OLEDs are transparent when switched off, allowing for a clear view outside the vehicle, yet providing light only within the vehicle when switched on. This OLED lighting concept for car roofs is the result of a longstanding cooperation between BASF and Philips in the research and development of OLED modules.

In addition to offering completely new design possibilities, the transparent OLED lighting concept also allows new approaches to automotive engineering. The transparent OLED sandwich structure can be combined with equally transparent solar cells. “This combination allows the driver to enjoy a unique open-space feeling while it generates electricity during the day and pleasantly suffuses the interior with the warm light of the transparent, highly efficient OLEDs at night,” said Dr Felix Gorth, Head of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes and Organic Photovoltaics, BASF Future Business GmbH.

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