Ford has developed a new glare-free high beam technology that it claims allows drivers to make full use of the high beams without blinding drivers coming the other way.
The new technology makes use of a camera mounted on the windshield to sense the headlamps of incoming traffic as well as the taillamps of traffic ahead of your car and then tilts your high beam lights away from them to avoid temporarily blinding them.
Speaking to Autocar UK, Ford said the technology is being made available on its largest cars first, with a view to adding it to its smaller models in the future. However, nothing has yet been confirmed.
Speaking about the new technology Ford research engineer Michael Koherr told Autocar UK, "We found that some drivers are so concerned about dazzling other road users that they don't use high beam at all."
"Ford's glare-free high beam technology can remove that stress for drivers and help maximise the use of high beam - without causing any distraction to other road users and softly transitioning between settings to help the driver's eyes adjust faster to changing quantities of light."
Ford is already offering the new high beam technology in its S-max and Galaxy MPVs in Europe and is expected to add them to the Edge SUV soon.