Volvo’s new technology to let you drive with high beam, without getting cursed
Active High Beam Technology will be demonstrated by Volvo at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, which starts tomorrow. This new technology permits the use of high beams continuously while driving at night, without giving a blinding effect to the oncoming traffic.
This new technology permits the use of high beams continuously while driving, without giving a blinding effect to oncoming traffic. The way this new technology functions, is that it scans the oncoming traffic via cameras mounted on side rear view mirrors. This information is then relayed to a projector in xenon lamps, which has the ability to then blot out a part of the high beam that would otherwise hamper the oncoming driver’s vision.
Active High Beam is to make its way into the Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 and this system will go a long way to not only make nigh driving safer but also will enhance comfort due to constant high beam. This Active High Beam works especially when to highlight traffic environments outside the shaded area. This ensures that drivers do not fail to detect objects at the side of the road and this can include anything from other vehicles, road users and animals.
Detecting oncoming traffic means that the system prevents dazzling. Volvo Active High Beam Technology uses the camera and auto brake system with an accuracy to frame the selected object with 1.5? margin. This technology also works for motorcycles up ahead and is active at speeds even as low as 15 kmph.