Apple granted patent for lighting systems for cars

Let the Apple Car rumors continue to roll on. Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,222,529) for lighting systems for automobiles that may be integrated into a window, a skylight, an exterior light such as a headlight, a tail light, or a high center-mounted stop light.

They could also be integrated into the exterior or interior portions of a car. The light guide may be embedded in an adhesive layer in a vehicle structure. The light guide may be index-matched to the adhesive layer so that unilluminated portions of the light guide are indistinguishable from the vehicle structure. 

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The light guide may be formed from optical fibers. The optical fibers may include a light-scattering optical fiber that scatters light out of the vehicle structure. The light-scattering optical fiber may be fused to a non-scattering optical fiber that guides light from a light source to the light-scattering optical fiber.