First the BMW i8 concept, and now the electric Audi A2 concept car are expected to electrify the Frankfurt Motor Show with laser headlights and tail lights. These tiny and efficient light sources make up the glowering slit-shaped concept car headlights we all love, and they’re efficient and green to boot. BMW credited their decision to load the i8 shark with laser beams with the little lights’ increased efficiency, reduced size, and the fact that Tron-inspired laser-toting electric cars will help them take over the world. Audi’s A2 concept is all about light, with not just the laser tail lights to ogle over but a dark glass roof that becomes transparent at the touch of a button and a light bar down the side of the car that illustrates braking and turn signals in an animated movement. Audi says its laser beam tail lights are “the next phase in LED technology, known as matrix beam.” But what about the safety issues associated with looking into these laser eyes in traffic?
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