The system consists of electromechanical controlled headlights to ensure optimum illumination of the lane in bends. The headlight is directed into the bend as soon as the vehicle begins cornering. A reduction of the glare to the upcoming vehicles is possible. Vehicle speed, yaw-rate and steering wheel angle can be used as input data for the controller of the system.

No reliable safety estimates yet exist. The system should affect safety in the dark, twilight or otherwise in conditions with poor visibility and especially accidents involving parked or stopped vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and animals. The total safety effect will rely on how drivers will adapt their behaviour to the increased visibility conditions – previous research suggests that the system will increase speeds in such conditions.

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Last modified onTuesday, 04 February 2014

Original author: Lina