Innovative matrix technology generates a light cone from several individually controlled segments, allowing the driver to use the full beam without dazzling oncoming vehicles. This system relies on a camera in the windscreen to detect oncoming traffic.
“The most important benefit of matrix light technology is that the system automatically responds to traffic situations and turns off only certain segments of the light cone. The other segments remain on and light up the road. As a result, the driver feels much safer,” says Vratislav Kratochvíl, Front Lighting Coordinator, ŠKODA Technical Development.
LED technology is also used in the newly shaped fog lights. The dynamic look of the full LED rear lights is compounded by dynamic direction indicators, which light up sequentially, starting from the inner side of the light and sweeping outwards.
The headlights also incorporate the animated Coming/Leaving Home feature, which automatically switches part of the front and rear lighting on and off when you unlock or lock the car.