Last week’s Driving Vision Newsletter contained an article describing the new automatic-headlights mandate in Japan. We are happy to see that piece get picked up and narrated during the 8 April edition of Autoline Daily, an American automotive newscast. The DVN page used as the Autoline reporter’s source was clearly visible onscreen during the telecast.
At DVN, the primary main objective is to promote and facilitate people thinking about vehicle lighting. There’s long been a culture of attention to car lights in parts of Europe and Asia, but historically much less so in North America. So it looks like we’re having some effect, and we’re surely glad of that.
As to the subject of the report, we’ve described in detail in 2017, our position on automatic lights: it’s a very effective safety feature, and so easy and inexpensive to implement that we’d like to see it on all vehicles in all markets—including North America, where there’s still no sign of any hope of progress toward joining the rest of the world in getting the safety benefits of ADB.