Together with its mother company, Continental, OSRAM Continental collaborated on a research project for students at the renowned Tongji University in Shanghai, China. The project focused on “Interactive Systems for Auxiliary Car Lighting (ISAC)” and was part of Continental's Trend Antenna Program.
Continental's Trend Antenna program offers students from various global universities the opportunity to work on their own product ideas as part of a project in cooperation with the company and thus gain valuable and practical insights into the automotive industry.
As part of the 2020 program, Continental launched a cooperation with OC and the renowned PACE Center of the Tongji University in Shanghai, China. The PACE Center – an alliance between General Motors and other international companies – aims at supporting research and education in automotive engineering with the goal of developing young talent for the industry.
A group of students from Tongji’s PACE Center worked with OC and Continental experts on a research project that focused on communication with other road users through light projections – one of OC’s core competencies.
The students designed a test course to simulate a parking scenario with a model car equipped with OC’s semi-dynamic projection solutions. The goal was to integrate codes into the model car that would automatically start the light projections. Thanks to programming, the car detected obstacles when parking, stopped automatically and projected warning signals for other road users onto the roadway.
The cooperation was very successful and the feedback from all parties was unanimously positive.
After the test, the students developed a video showing each parking scenario in action for better visualization: