Ford’s New Headlights Spot and Turn to Illuminate Hazards at Night

Self-driving smart cars might still be years away, but the technology that makes them so smart is already benefitting drivers. Ford is currently perfecting a headlight system that uses infra-red cameras to illuminate unexpected curves and hazards on the road ahead that might be invisible to drivers otherwise. Read More >>

Garmin’s New Bike Light Looks Further Ahead the Faster You Ride

As part of its new Varia line of smart cycling devices, Garmin just introduced a couple of lightning options that promise to make it safer for cyclists riding at night. And not only when it comes to visibility but also because they help riders keep their eyes glued on the road. Read More >>

Vauxhall is Developing Smarter Headlights That Will Follow a Driver’s Gaze

There are already cars on the road with intelligent headlights that can sweep left or right to improve visibility as a vehicle steers into a turn. But Vauxhall/Opel is developing next-generation headlight systems that can keep track of where a driver's looking, and automatically re-direct the lights in that direction. Read More >>

Why Deer Freeze in Your Headlights

With all of the news last year of the need to cull deer numbers in Britain by up to 50 per cent, it should be no surprise if you see one on our country's roads. But why do they freeze like a deer in headlights was you drive toward them? It is less a function of fear than bewilderment; simply put, it comes down to that fact that they can't see. Read More >>

Making Raindrop Glare Disappear Using Smart Headlights

You're driving down a twisting mountain road at night and all of a sudden the storm clouds open. Whatever you do with your headlights you can barely see more than a couple of feet. Fortunately, that's all set to change thanks to a team of scientists who can make the reflections from the rain disappear. Read More >>