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 |  Aug 15 2013, 4:01 PM

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The new Audi A8 will make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, showing off a collection of features to help it better compete with the redesigned Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

One of those features will be the new turn signal light that is a component of the German automaker’s Matrix LED headlights. Unfortunately, since the Matrix LED headlights won’t be allowed in America, there’s a good chance the new turn signal light will also not make it to U.S. soil.

SEE ALSO: Audi A8 Matrix LED Headlights Not Heading to US

In Europe however, the new Audi A8′s headlights will feature 18 light-emitting diodes that are arranged in a strip divided into seven blocks. During turn-signal flashing, the blocks are sequentially activated at 20-millisecond intervals from the inside outwards, in the desired turning direction. After 150 milliseconds, all segments are lit up and will illuminate with full intensity for 250 milliseconds. Afterwards, the turn signals will repeat the process.

The same technology is found in the taillights, which contains 24 LEDs in eight segments.

The German automaker believes that the new technology has the potential to significantly enhance traffic safety, helping indicate the turning direction in an innovative way. The lights will provide a bright, visual signal that can be seen even at long distances or in poor visibility.

GALLERY: Audi A8 Turn Signal Lights

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  • das1928

    I love the Audi led light technology it is great safety feature