Video: Audi’s light designer talks about A1’s LED daytime running headlamps

Audi A1 LED Design

While we look forward to the launch of the new Audi A1 at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Audi has been slowly releasing teasers and information about its new subcompact to keep us interested. Today, Audi released information on the A1’s headlight and LED daytime running light design.

“On the A1, the front gets its character from a completely new form of LED daytime running lights. We have given our newcomer the sportiness of the R8 and the elegance of the A8,” says André Georgi, light designer at Audi. “The new LED technology with fiber optics enables us to draw extremely precise, continuous lines. In this way complex graphics are created in the interplay between the daytime running lights, the turn signals and the dipped headlights.”

“The form of the daytime running light, also known as the “wing”, was inspired by the lightness of an eagle’s wing on the A1,” Audi said in a statement. “The dipped headlight is incorporated into this graphic element. The turn signal is located a little way below the “wing” in order to ensure that it is easily visible.”

Hit the jump for the video to see Georgi describe the A1’s headlight design.

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