Apple’s in-car lighting system is patented for “one touch and bright” to make driving at night more convenient and safer

According to foreign media reports, Apple recently obtained 59 new patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, involving a new generation of in-vehicle lighting system of the Titan project, which is suitable for car seats, instrument panels, windshields, etc.

The lighting system combined with smart fabrics can be integrated into fabric seats, door panels, dashboards or other parts of the car. In addition, the system provides background lighting that can create custom surface textures or other decorative patterns on seats or other interior surfaces, including icons, text and other information, as well as custom gauges.

The illuminated area may contain sensors such as capacitive touch sensors, force sensors, and other sensors. The light-emitting diodes in the lighting system can provide light through the openings on the surface. The surface layer can be made of fabric, leather or other materials, and the lens structure can guide light through the opening.

Apple’s patent figure FIG. 1 is an example of system #10, which covers the basic configuration of the car, including the dashboard, seats, headrests, seat belts, etc., and also includes a new lighting system. The camera (#26) can monitor the movement of people in the car. The vehicle seat (#22) is equipped with a pressure sensor (#31)) to measure the pressure (weight) generated by the driver, passengers or other objects.

  Apple’s in-car lighting system is patented for “one touch and bright” to make driving at night more convenient and safer

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Apple’s patent figure FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram of the lighting system. FIG. 5 is a side view of a light projection system (such as an image projector that can be used to provide illumination).

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Apple’s patent figure FIG. 23 is an example perspective view of a magnetic holder for an object (such as a cup) and related lighting system. When driving at night, it is difficult to put the coffee back in most of the time. With a new generation of lighting system, when people put coffee, the place where the coffee cup touches will light up.

Apple’s patent figure FIG. 11 is a cross-sectional view of a lighting system equipped with a surface layer of a force sensor. Figure 14, Figure 15, Figure 16, and Figure 17 show the possible lighting patterns of the lighting system.

  

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Apple’s patent figure FIG. 20 is a perspective view of a light-emitting wireless charging board. At night, the contact pad of the wireless charger will light up, so people don’t need to fumble in the dark, and they won’t be distracted while driving.

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