Date Added: Jul 2013
Crime and feeling of security are pervasive occurrences and can be influenced by lighting conditions. However, lighting improvements are generally concentrated on street lighting. Meanwhile, a vast variety of new technologies, including innovative lighting systems and connected mobility, are entering into the automotive field. Hence, opportunities are not limited only to provide traffic improvements, entertainment features or safety functions but also measures to tackle (vehicle related) crime and to increase the feeling of security. In this paper, the authors present an idea for a function which has the potential to tackle crime and increase drivers' feeling of security. Moreover, they explain their approach to measure the effectiveness of the function based on a proprietary simulation environment.