Opel has the Matrix LED technology found inside IntelliLux headlights, Renault has the same technoogy but without Matrix. It was time for Ford to offer a simmilat technology, considering the importance of lighting technology in today cars.
Glare-Free Highbeam uses a windshield-mounted camera to detect the headlights or taillights of vehicles and bicycles up to 800m away at night, and uses specially developed headlights to block light that could otherwise temporarily blind other drivers and cyclists.
Driving with high-beam headlights enables drivers to see hazards in the road much earlier. And studies have shown that automated high-beam headlights are activated up to 10 times more than when drivers have to switch to high-beam themselves.
Glare-Free Highbeam works together with Ford’s Auto High Beam system, and Ford Dynamic LED headlights with Adaptive Front Lighting System, which can adjust the headlight beam angle and intensity to one of seven settings according to speed, ambient light, steering angle, distance to the vehicle in front and windscreen wiper activation. Ford’s automated lighting technologies are automatically activated when low ambient light conditions are detected.
Glare-Free Highbeam is available now for the all new Ford S-MAX,Galaxy and also will be offered for the forthcoming Ford Edge SUV.