Adaptive headlights are amazing. When you turn the wheel to take a corner, the lights turn slightly to illuminate the road instead of shining off into the distance. On some vehicles there is a separate spot light that illuminates down towards the curb while turning.
The IIHS rates most headlights as poor, and when we sit behind the wheel of a car or truck we can quickly tell if they skimped on headlights. While great headlights aren't always adaptive, we find that most smart headlight systems improve visibility and driver confidence. An IIHS study found that with adaptive headlights drivers saw targets 15 feet sooner with smart headlights and that there was not significantly more glare for oncoming traffic with these systems.
We also see intelligent high beams that automatically turn on when needed and off when other drivers are approaching. Some vehicles also include automatic leveling to keep the lights out of other driver's eyes.
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