Lighting

Ford headlight failures and wrecks draw second U.S. probe

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2015

Some Ford sedans are being scrutinized by U.S. regulators for the second time since 2008 after continuing reports that headlights suddenly turn off, leading motorists to veer off roadways and sometimes crash....
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NHTSA reopens probe into Ford lighting failures

1:34 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2015

NHTSA is reopening an investigation in which it previously decided not to recall more than half a million Ford cars with possibly defective lighting controls....
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LIGHT IN ACTION

In smart headlight, 1 LED emits beams that can be controlled

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

A German consortium is developing a "smart headlight" that would require just one LED bulb instead of the array of 25 LEDs required for an Audi A8-style high beam. The consortium led by Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed a single LED light source that can emit 256 pixels -- each a separate beam of light that can be individually controlled....
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Toyota supplier celebrates Nobel Prize winners

7:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2014

A Toyota-affiliated supplier is applauding two of its researchers as winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics....
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Nissan and Dongfeng form JV for Infiniti in China

Sept. 22, 2014 12:27 CET

Nissan has formed a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor in China dedicated to producing premium Infiniti vehicles. Nissan and Dongfeng each will control 50 percent of the JV, which will start by making the Q50L and QX50....
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