GRE’s most recent decisions on self-leveling systems, which are set to become mandatory for all vehicles in about eight years—see more information below in this week DVN lighting News—means the topic needs fast, intensive study from all involved players.
Find below the first ideas, presented by Prof. Khan of TU-Darmstadt, on the state of knowledge and action about research on the topic of dynamic leveling systems:
Traffic safety at night depends on glare and visibility aspects of the driving track and car environment. Glare and visibility cannot be analysed separately. In addition to developing new sources of light (example with better Xenon lamps with a ceramic lamp wall, to be shown for the first time at ISAL 2011, or the new 25W Xenon lamps), there is the development of AFS and Adaptive Lighting Systems (dynamic vertical cutoff, glare-free high beams, cornering lights, bending lights, motorway lights) .
All these above-mentioned light systems can work only when the questions raised by headlamp cleaning and leveling systems are solved satisfactorily.
Headlight cleaning systems affect the cleanliness of the lenses with its photometric consequences.