For improving the road safety, the government of India will make it mandatory for automakers to equip two-wheelers with Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) from April 2017. Indian motorcycle manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp has already added this feature in select models.
The company is now working on to extend AHO's availability for its entire two-wheeler line-up. By implementing this new rule, the government believes that the rate of night road accident may decrease.
Dr. Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer of Hero MotoCorp said in an interview that the company is offering AHO technology with the Hero Splendor iSmart 110 and will surely add this feature to the remaining line-up.
He also said that the Hero Achiever 150 which was launched in September 2016 as the only 150cc motorcycle in India with this AHO technology.
The AHO technology ensures that the headlight is on at all times, just like foreign two-wheelers. When is turned is on, this feature will automatically turn on the headlamp. So, this will increase the road safety.
After this technology is added to the vehicles by manufacturers, the government's next agenda is to make ABS(Anti-lock Braking System) and CBS(Combined Braking System) as standard equipment. This features will be mandatory for the two-wheelers from April 2018.