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High-tech headlights that dim themselves could be coming to US


The technology “has the potential to reduce the risk of crashes by increasing visibility without increasing glare”, NHTSA said in a notice. — SHAARI CHEMAT/The Star

The technology “has the potential to reduce the risk of crashes by increasing visibility without increasing glare”, NHTSA said in a notice. — SHAARI CHEMAT/The Star

US auto safety regulators are moving to allow a new generation of brighter, self-dimming headlights that won’t blind other drivers on the road ahead. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to permit so-called adaptive driving beam headlights on new cars, according to an agency notice made public Oct 11. The advanced lights essentially operate as high-beam headlamps at all times while automatically dimming specific portions of the beam to cast less light on oncoming vehicles detected by sensors. 

   

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