• Apple headlight system patent to detect hazards

    Apple has filed to patent another automotive system. This one involves headlights and provides drivers with more information to help keep them safe. Called the "System and Method for Light and Image Projection," the system imagines a few ways to give drivers a better idea of the road ahead by marking road hazards and other important items. The United States Patent and Trademark Office published the patent on Thursday and Apple Insider reported the visual system could incorporate a car's windshield, too. One of the system's ways of accomplishing its goal is with the headlights alone. The...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class digital headlights
    Mercedes-Maybach digital headlights: more than meets the eye

    Mercedes-Maybach aims to rethink what a car's headlights can do for the driver and for pedestrians. The brand revealed its digital headlight technology equipped on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, which better controls regular lighting function, but can also display information on the road itself...

  • BMW Z3 GT3 laser headlight.
    BMW Laser Headlights To Make Motorsports Debut At Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

    BMW says its Z3 GT3 will be the first race car equipped with laser headlights.

  • Volvo's updated Active High Beam Control
    Volvo Reinvents High Beams To Make Night Driving Safer

    If you live in the city, chances are good you don’t use your high beams much for night driving, since you’re rarely in an environment where they can be employed without distracting other drivers. If you live in the country, on the other hand, high beams provide a welcome margin of...

  • 2010 Porsche Panamera
    Park Your Porsche To Protect From Pot-Growing Pilferers: Video

    HID headlights have always been a target for thieves, and some brands of automobiles have earned a reputation for being easy to steal from. Such is the case with Porsche, which is why a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge recently approved a class action lawsuit over Porsche’s headlight design...

  • BMW laser headlights
    BMW Gives Us Three Years Until Laser Headlights

    BMW plans to start installing its laser headlights onto production cars within three years.

  • 2011 Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept

    Lotus looks set to repeat its Paris performance last year by bringing four new cars, and two new options, to the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show in just two weeks’ time. [MotorAuthority] Find out North America’s top 25 speed-trap cities for 2011. [TheCarConnection] We drive the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid. [GreenCarReports] DJ supercar David Guetta has lost his license for life in his native France for a number of speeding infringements. [MotorAuthority] The Chinese government is finally clamping down on car perks enjoyed by its politicians. [TheCarConnection] Nissan together with JR...

  • BMW i Launch Event, Frankfurt, July 2011
    Move Aside LED Lighting Tech, BMW Is Firing Up The Lasers

    Sometimes the pace of development in the automotive segment has echos of Moore's Law, the trend for power in the computing world to double every two years. No sooner have manufacturers such as Audi started ditching halogen and HID lighting for intelligent and ultra-bright LED light clusters in some...

  • BMW laser headlight technology
    BMW Develops Laser Headlight Technology

    Having already announced the introduction of full LED headlights in its new 6-Series range, BMW is moving onto the next wave of advanced lighting technology for cars: lasers. BMW engineers are currently working on the introduction of laser light in car headlights, with the aim to improve safety as...

  • LED bulbs
    Plug-n-Play LED Lighting On The Way, Gets Brighter, Cheaper

    If you spend a lot of time driving you won't have failed to notice the distinctive shape of high intensity LED daytime running lights on some modern vehicles. As for LED tail-lights, those are even more common. Only a small selection of vehicles features entirely LED-based headlights though...

  • Audi Adaptive Headlights
    Maintenance-Free All-LED Headlights For 2012 Audi A6 Sedan

    Following the lead of Audi's other models the R8 supercar, A7 Sportback and A8 luxury sedan, the 2012 Audi A6 executive sedan now comes as standard with all-LED headlights and LED daytime running lights, the latter a feature familiar to most modern Audis. The all-LED lights were first seen on...

  • Traffic
    High-tech high-beams reduce glare, improve visibility

    Everyone has experienced it at some time in their night-driving life: the jerk with the ridiculously bright headlights that makes it impossible to see the road ahead. It's more than a mere annoyance, it's a genuine road hazard, and as vehicles have grown taller and lights brighter, the problem is...

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