Here come the car headlights of the future. Infrared cameras and sophisticated computer systems spot hazards, pedestrians, road signs and more, then the headlights automatically swivel and brighten to light them up in pitch darkness.
These fancy new headlights from Ford can sense up to eight objects on the road at a time that pose a potential threat. Once it detects the items, the car's systems light up the two that are the most immediate threats to you and your passengers' safety.
Ford's new headlights adapt the width of its light beam to shine a spotlight on roadside items and small traffic issues using the LED spotlights placed where fog lights used to be.
The headlights also work with Ford's navigation system to remember certain lighting settings when you're traveling in your car. The car's cameras can sense when you're coming up to an intersection or roundabout and automatically widen the headlight beams.
After the system does this once, the GPS navigation tool will remember the headlight widening and do it every time you approach that part of the road in the future. Ford headlights will help you recognize danger before it strikes and help prevent accidents in the dark.
Here's a video that shows them in action. See the clip to check out these cool high-tech high-beams.
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