Electronic Adapatable Headlamps
Your next car may come equipped with electronic headlamps that are permanently on “high” beam, yet create no glare.
The key will be their ability to use cameras, sensors and arrays of electronically controlled LED light sources that shape the output beam according to what’s ahead, says Steve Lietaert, president of Hella Corporate Center USA Inc.
These adaptive lamps will create moving “dark tunnels” of softer light that track pedestrians and oncoming vehicles as your car drives past them. Lietaert says such headlamps will be coming to market in 2020-2021.
According to Frank Jourdan, president, Chassis & Safety Div., Continental Contitech AG (continental-corporation.com), the high-resolution 3D flash LIDAR (HFL) technology that the company is developing for deployment in automated driving systems in the 2020+ timeframe provides an array of benefits.
Design, materials, powertrain and manufacturing details about what is arguably the quintessential vehicle in the Jeep lineup.
A young(ish) guy that I’ve known for a number of years, a man who spent the better part of his career writing for auto buff books and who is a car racer on the side, mentioned to me that his wife has a used Lexus ES Hybrid.