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31 July 2020

Tail-lights designed to deter tailgating may actually encourage it?

By Matt CampbellMatt Campbell
According to Audi, you can customise the rear lights with different designs.

A new tail-light technology to be fitted to 2021 Audi Q5 models will allow users to set up warning signals to deter tailgaters.

But seriously, this new OLED tail-light tech - which will be the first fully digitised tail-light system by a major auto manufacturer - could actually encourage people to get closer in order to see the lights do their thing.

The OLED tech is expected to be optional on some grades in some markets. The OLED tech is expected to be optional on some grades in some markets.

According to Audi, you can customise the rear lights with different designs, from a hazard triangle to different line designs. 

Audi's OLED technology project manager, Dr. Werner Thomas, said: “Here the tail-lights turn into a kind of display on the outer shell, which will provide us with ample opportunities and prospects in terms of design, personalisation, communication, and safety going forward.”

The OLED tech is expected to be optional on some grades in some markets.