Audi Is Working On New, Awesome Light Technology

And the U.S. Government is probably not going to go for it.

Are you having an acid flashback? No, you’ve just got a glance at Audi’s latest lighting technology. The company that pioneered the artful automotive application of LEDs has released a video from their R&D labs showing how they see the future of light technology: Matrix OLED technology. Nicknamed “The Swarm,” the taillights on this concept car look like an organized swarm of red, radioactive bees, with smaller swarms of red and white electro-bees comprising the turn-signals and brake-lights. The bad news: The United States DOT has a history of being scared new lighting tech – they don’t allow Audi’s latest LED tech as is – so don’t expect to see this on American roads anytime soon.