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New interior patterns for Lexus

Optical technology for surface designs prevents passenger shadows by projecting light diagonally from the front.

13th April 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Japan


Japanese Tier 1 automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei has developed a LED lamp unit that projects patterns onto vehicle fabrics and interior panels using shadow.

It will be installed in the new Lexus RZ battery electric vehicle being launched by Toyota Motor.

A plate with delicate decorative patterns is built into the LED lamp unit to project attractive ornamental designs onto the interior surfaces to present a fresh impression at night.

© Toyoda Gosei

Toyoda Gosei’s optical technology prevents passenger shadows by projecting light diagonally from the front, while at the same time the pattern is vividly projected even at sites separated from the light source.

The newly-developed illumination product can provide different light colours and pattern variations which will contribute to the diversity of interior designs suitable for various vehicle grades.

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