headlight technology

If you’ve ever driven through a storm before, then you know how hard it is to see what’s in front of you. Sure, your headlights help light the way, but you can’t always see what’s ahead with heavy rain pouring down. But all that might change thanks to a unique partnership with Intel and Carnegie Mellon University. They’re developing a headlight technology that may let you see way better when it’s raining, using a series of projectors instead of traditional headlight bulbs. The technology will feature sensors that sit below the projectors, watching for rain as it enters the beam of light, which then attempt to determine the course of the raindrop as it falls. Since the light is computer-controlled, it can choose not to emit light in certain areas and project light around the raindrop instead of on it. Right now, no such projectors exist. Intel does claim that this new headlight technology could possibly appear on cars within the next 10 years or so.

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Kristie Bertucci

 
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.