Monday 15 August 2022 03:58 PM Ford headlights project directions, speed limits and weather information on the ... trends now

Monday 15 August 2022 03:58 PM Ford headlights project directions, speed limits and weather information on the ... trends now
Monday 15 August 2022 03:58 PM Ford headlights project directions, speed limits and weather information on the ... trends now

Monday 15 August 2022 03:58 PM Ford headlights project directions, speed limits and weather information on the ... trends now

With an estimated 40 per cent of all collisions occurring in the hours of darkness, it's no surprise that many drivers are nervous about getting in the car at night.

But Ford's latest innovation could make hitting the road when it's dark much easier.

The car giant is testing smart headlights that project directions, speed limits, and weather information onto the road in front of you.

For example, if the road ahead was icy, the car would project a snowflake icon on the road, while if the speed limit changed, the new limit would be shone on the ground.

Ford is testing smart headlights that project directions, speed limits, and weather information onto the road in front of you

Ford is testing smart headlights that project directions, speed limits, and weather information onto the road in front of you

With an estimated 40 per cent of all collisions occurring in the hours of darkness, it's no surprise that many drivers are nervous about getting in the car at night

With an estimated 40 per cent of all collisions occurring in the hours of darkness, it's no surprise that many drivers are nervous about getting in the car at night

How to drive responsibly at night 
Use your lights appropriately Don't stare at oncoming vehicles Keep your windows clean Watch out for children, cyclists and animals Get your eyes tested Don't get behind the wheel when tired Hone your night-driving skills Carry a blanket, torch, phone charger and de-icer in your car 

Source: RAC 

Advertisement

According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, 40 per cent of collisions occur in the hours of darkness.

'The most obvious danger of night driving is decreased visibility,' it explains in a factsheet.

'The distance a driver can see is shortened and so hazards can often seem to appear out of nowhere.

'It also takes time for the eyes to adjust to the darkness after being in a lit building or after driving on a well-lit road.'

In the hopes of making driving at night easier for drivers, Ford is testing new headlight technology.

'What started as playing around

read more from dailymail.....

NEXT Thursday 1 September 2022 12:22 PM New law of nature may have been discovered as scientists think rain causes ... trends now