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Audi to demonstrate matrix OLED headlights at Frankfurt

Audi will bring matrix OLED headlights to the Frankfurt motor show, which starts in the middle of September. When it's unveiled, OLED will be the third type of lighting technology to be employed by Audi for its matrix headlights, which are able to dim or shut off specific lighting clusters to avoid blinding pedestrians or on-coming traffic...

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Apple CarPlay in the 2015 Hyundai Tucson

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BMW Connected Drive - functionality overview

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BMW hydrogen fuel cell prototypes revealed

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Audi believes 90 per cent of automotive innovation is related to electronics

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