Driving in the dark can be dangerous even with bright headlights. There are two very different hazards when it comes to night time driving. First of all, it can be too dark and you might not be able to see curves in the road or debris or an animal in your path. That’s why car manufacturers created high beams, but these too can cause problems. Other drivers coming the opposite direction can become blinded by your lights and can be just as dangerous. To help combat this danger, Mazda is developing adaptive headlights that will auto dim when cars approach.
Mazda revealed their new auto dimming light technology this month in Japan. These new LED headlights will selectively dim only the portion of the light that is distracting to drivers ahead. There is a camera that looks ahead and can detect other cars. These headlights use a variety of LEDs in each light for the high beams then the car can dim each LED individually. Other companies have tried similar concepts but Mazda’s is projected to be both cheaper and easier to create.
Mazda able able to demonstrate these new LED lights by showing how to manually dim each section of lights. They showed that the low beams will stay on but the high beams will dim where needed. There is not definitive date when this technology will be available in new Mazda vehicles, but it is something to look forward to.
Mazda is constanting discovering new ways of making their vehicles better and more efficient. One of their most popular technological advancement is their SkyACTIV technology that is now standard in most of their vehicles including the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6. See what other technology Mazda has at Mazda of Lodi. Schedule a test drive today to see what these technologies can do for your everyday driving.