Brighter, More Effective Headlights Now a Step Closer

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration might soon grant automakers a long sought-after wish. On Thursday, the agency put forward a proposal to allow adaptive driving beam headlamps on U.S. passenger vehicles. ADB lights would solve two problems at once: insufficient roadway illumination, as well as headlight glare. Despite the existence of automatic high beams, […]

NHTSA OKs advanced headlights for use in U.S.

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Safety 5-year process to get technology long used in Europe and Japan Continue reading NHTSA OKs advanced headlights for use in U.S. NHTSA OKs advanced headlights for use in U.S. originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of […]

UK driving law – How flashing your car’s headlights could land you £1,000 fine 

A little known driving law involving car headlights could see drivers land a hefty fine.  Motorists in the UK could be fiend up to £1,000 for using their headlights to inform other road used of speed trap set up by police.  It may just be assumed that you’re doing a good deed warning other drivers […]

2019 Ram 1500 finally revealed | All new, from headlights to hybrid system

Few categories are as hotly contested as the full-size truck segment. The passion from both automakers and loyal truck owners is fierce. See any number of Calvin window decals for example. Well, a new Ram 1500 is finally here, and it’s lighter, stronger and better equipped than ever before to take on the Ford F-150 […]

Model T to Modern Mercedes: Testing the Evolution of Headlights from 1916 to 2018

– From the December 2017 issue – From the moment electric headlights snuffed out kerosene and acetylene lamps in the 1910s, automakers have struggled to illuminate the road without blinding oncoming drivers. The industry’s first unified effort to rein in glare was led by the carmakers themselves before the automobile was federally regulated. In the […]

Headlights and Small-Overlap Front Crash Tests Shorten List of 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners

– New standards for headlights and front-end crashes are making it harder for new cars and trucks to receive an insurance-industry-backed group’s highest safety rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave just 15 vehicles its highest rating of Top Safety Pick+ for 2018, compared with 38 for 2017 and 48 for 2016. – […]

High-Tech Headlights Could Thwart Certain Types of Crashes—If We Could Get Them in the U.S.

– Imagine it’s the future. You’re driving at night, high-beams blazing. You didn’t have to remember to turn them on—they brightened automatically. As you approach an oncoming vehicle, your high-tech lights—which make thousands of individual points of light and use data from the car’s onboard camera and sensors to focus the beam—make a dark hole […]