The BMW i8 is claimed to be first plug-in hybrid sports car with the consumption and emission values of a compact car.
Osram has played a key role in the development of the laser light source, which is being claimed as the next development step in automotive lighting because the laser light offers new design possibilities in addition to functional advantages.
In developing the laser light, Osram was able to combine many years of experience in the area of semiconductor technologies with the company's strength as a system supplier. The laser diodes are made by Osram subsidiary Osram Opto Semiconductors, while the design of the laser module is based on the know-how of Osram's Special Lighting Division.
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