U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed that adaptive headlights would be allowed in the United States. This news was confirmed in the latest bipartisan infrastructure bill.
ADB is currently one of the most helpful EV technologies in the market. But why was it banned in the first place? Before the new infrastructure bill of POTUS arrived, adaptive headlights were considered illegal by law.
Way back in 1967, the regulation called the "Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108" in the United States stated that automakers should not integrate headlights in their vehicle models, especially if these lights are operating low and high beams at the same time.
Although the code recognizes ADB's ability to reduce road accidents, it explained that the innovation relies on an old lighting tech, which regulators claimed to be inapplicable to the latest traditional and electric cars.
Biden Approves Adaptive Headlight EV Tech
According to CNET's latest report, the decision of POTUS to allow the use of ADB could be one of the most important EV efforts made by the U.S. government.
For those who don't know how adaptive headlights work, this technology can automatically disable some clusters in the car's LEDs. Right now, most of the cars in the United States are only integrated with headlights that can go bright and too bright.
Since ADB can automatically adjust certain LEDs of the car's headlights, it can prevent road accidents by using low beams when there's a driver on the opposite side of the road.
Remember, headlights that are too bright can blind other drivers, which can lead to unwanted scenarios on the road. On the other hand, ADB can also project patterns onto the road, which is essential for drivers, allowing them to see if there are bumps or a dead end.
Biden's New Infrastructure Bill Benefits Drivers
Car and Driver reported that there are various ways how the new infrastructure bill of the U.S. president could benefit car owners.
The new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act have some provisions that focus on enhancing the safety of your vehicle. If you want to see more details, you need to click this link.
In other news, London's largest bus operator is expected to release new electric double-decker buses by 2022. On the other hand, Tesla Supercharger stations would be used to provide internet connection.
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Written by: Griffin Davis