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The Bentley Batur introduces personalised light sculpture technology

For over a century, Bentley Motors has crafted exquisite cars renowned for their unparalleled elegance and luxury.

Now, as the automotive industry evolves, Bentley is embracing the future with the introduction of the Bentley Batur – a handcrafted coupe from Mulliner that seamlessly blends traditional craftsmanship with innovative technology. At the forefront of this technological leap is the Batur's groundbreaking welcome animation feature, which projects captivating sequences onto the ground when the car's door is opened. This pioneering technology, a first in automotive design, showcases Bentley's commitment to pushing the boundaries of luxury and personalisation.

The inspiration for this innovative feature stems from Bentley's vision of light as the fourth material in automotive design, as exemplified by the illuminated front grille of the EXP100 GT concept car unveiled in 2019. With the Batur, light takes centre stage, offering endless possibilities for digital personalisation and customisation. Powered by Advanced Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology, the Batur's projection system allows customers to create bespoke welcome animations tailored to their preferences. This revolutionary system uses three coloured light sources and sophisticated optics to project high-definition images onto the ground, providing a truly unique and immersive experience for occupants.

At the heart of this technology lies the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD™), a marvel of engineering consisting of over 415,000 tiny mirrors. These mirrors, each just 16 microns wide, work in harmony to create fluid, lifelike animations that greet passengers as they enter the car. Bentley Mulliner has once again raised the bar for luxury automotive design through meticulous craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation. The Bentley Batur represents not only a new chapter in Bentley's storied history but also a bold step towards a future where personalisation knows no bounds. As Bentley continues to push the boundaries of technology and luxury, the Batur stands as a testament to the brand's unwavering commitment to excellence.