Automotive Lighting and Human Vision (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 13, 2007 - Medical - 428 pages
0 Reviews
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?'
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 How Vision Constructs Reality
7
211 Constructing shape and depth
10
212 Constructing shading and colour
16
213 Constructing objects and their parts
23
214 Limits of attention
29
22 Models of visual perception
33
222 Vision as bayesian inference
41
4 Fundamental Problems with Automotive Lighting
262
412 Performance in mesopic vision
265
413 Implications for practice
270
414 Mesopic vision Conclusion
272
42 Glare
273
422 The quantification of glare
277
423 Performance in the presence of glare
280
424 Recovery from glare
290

223 Vision evolution and user interface
43
23 Visual structure and capabilities
48
232 Continuous adjustments of the visual system
60
233 Visual capabilities
72
234 Conclusions
93
3 Automotive Lighting State of the Art
95
31 Headlamps
96
311 Installation and function
97
312 Optical concepts
100
313 Design aspects of headlamps
116
314 Quality in development and production
121
315 Day and night appearance
142
316 Advanced front lighting
146
317 Night vision systems
153
32 Rear and signal lights
159
321 Installation and functions
160
322 Design concepts
162
323 Optical concepts
163
324 Styling freedom
171
325 Adaptive signal lights
184
33 Interior lighting
185
332 Filling space with light and colour
196
333 Special light sources
197
334 Control systems
199
34 Everchanging technologies for luminaires
201
342 Electronics for lighting
215
343 Materials for lighting
221
35 Updating standards
245
425 Behaviour in glare
292
426 Glare in practice
294
427 Xenon and halogen headlights
295
428 Conclusion
298
5 Automotive Lighting and Mechatronics
301
512 Technology push
307
514 The promises of active lighting systems
308
52 Automotive lighting systems from the perspective of mechatronics
309
522 System structure of classical headlamp systems
311
523 Mechatronic systems
314
524 Basic system structures for automotive lighting
315
Improving passive lighting by adding just a little touch of mechatronics
323
532 Headlamp levelling
324
533 Dynamic bending
329
534 Interior light control
334
535 Lighting bus and wiring
340
541 Sensors and sensor systems for active lighting
341
542 Actuators for active lighting
347
543 Functional structures and functions of active lighting systems
356
544 Active signal lights
371
55 Adding additional channels of perception
379
56 Active lighting or additional displays? The principle of immediacy
385
57 Lighting future
386
571 Rating of lighting systems
387
572 Recommendations
390
6 References
395
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information