Automotive Lighting and Human Vision

  • Burkard Wördenweber
  • Jörg Wallaschek
  • Peter Boyce
  • Donald D. Hoffman

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About this book


Visual perception is the most important of the human senses. Lack of visual perception is one of the main causes of accidents. The safety of vehicle traffic depends on how well automotive lighting supports the visual perception of the driver. This book explains the fundamentals of visual perception, like e.g. physiology of eye and brain, as well as those of automotive lighting technology, like e.g. design of headlamps and signal lights. It is an interdiciplinary approach to a fastly evolving field of science and technology, answering questions like "How does information enter our brain when driving a car?" and "What are the benefits and dangers of LED signal lighting?"


LED accident automotive engineering design information lighting lighting technology mechatronics safety science technology traffic vehicle visual perception

Authors and affiliations

  • Burkard Wördenweber
    • 1
  • Jörg Wallaschek
    • 2
  • Peter Boyce
    • 3
  • Donald D. Hoffman
    • 4
  1. 1.European Corporate Office & Innovation CentreGlobal advanced Visteon Deutschland GmbHKerpenGermany
  2. 2.Heinz Nixdorf InstitutUniversität PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  3. 3.Canterbury, KentUK
  4. 4.Department of Cognitive SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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