Two weeks ago we released our latest DVN Report on ADB. We repeat ourselves because this is important: familiarise yourself with the feedback of lighting experts about ADB and the main important points—we reprise them in this week’s news.
I’ve driven a lot of ADB-equipped cars, and always I have had the same feeling: the resolution has to be improved. The shadow area is still too wide—much larger than the car we want to protect from glare—and too deep; we see the cutoff far from the opposite car and too close to our own ADB-equipped car.
Clearly ADB is the way forward for improving roadway safety by making it easier for drivers to see what they must. Matrix is one solution for LED headlamps; pixel is another and in the future DMD, LCD, and MEMS scanning.
I drove for the first time a car equipped with ZKW headlamps with DMD technology and I am now convinced it has a good potential. We are still early in the evolution of ADB and the future will surely bring many novel solutions beyond what we can imagine today.
DVN Editor in Chief