Mercedes-Benz has introduced its new Digital Light technology for the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, after the lighting system was first revealed back in December 2016.

The Digital Light system offers even higher precision than the existing Multibeam LED headlights, largely thanks to a resolution of over one million pixels per headlight. According to the carmaker, each headlight features a lighting chip that works with over a million micro-reflectors.

This setup works with the car’s camera and sensor systems to detect other road users, while computers evaluate the data together with digital navigation maps in milliseconds. Commands are then issued to the headlamps for the best possible adaption of the light distribution in all situations.

Thanks to the higher resolution offered by the Digital Light system, symbols can also be projected on the road in HD quality. The following symbols are available as series production begins: low-grip surface, construction-site, rear-end collision, lane-keeping, blind-spot symbol and speed.

With the system, the driver is supplied with information directly in their field of vision. It also allows communicating with the surroundings possible, with functions such as guide line projection when driving through an area with ongoing construction.

There’s also extended pedestrian mark, which projects an arrow pointing to a pedestrian that is detected in the danger zone near the road. This is in addition to the mark already made by the Adaptive Highbeam Assist. Lastly, distance mark supports the driver in setting the standard proximity appropriate for certain situations. When the Distronic Plus function is activate, an appropriate proximity mark appears on the road.

Mercedes-Benz says selected fleet customers are expected to take delivery of the first vehicles equipped with Digital Light in the first half of 2018, but did not announced if it will be offered for non-Maybach S-Class models.

GALLERY: 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class