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What's At the Extremes of IIHS Ratings? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 February 2019

Analysis by Daniel Stern, DVN Chief Editor

We've written at length and in depth about the IIHS headlight ratings. Here and here for just two examples. Our position is that the IIHS ratings are serving a very valuable purpose: whatever might be their shortcomings,

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Brake Lights for Pedal Cycles PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 February 2019

Tail lights have long been available for bicycles. In places like Germany they're mandatory and technically specified. In places like the US they're neither regulated nor specified, so a bike taillight is pretty much any red light someone wants

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Ford's AV Light Trials PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 February 2019

Ford have stated they intend to field a self-driving vehicle in North America by 2021. Part of the development work involves devising new ways for cars to visually communicate with pedestrians.

Human drivers use hand gestures (polite and/or rude),

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Regulatory Topics at DVN US Workshop 2019 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2019

By Geoff Draper, GTB President—special to DVN

At the DVN US Workshop near Detroit on 14-15 January I was pleased to lead the 15th regulatory session, with the rubric "Vision for the Future of Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulation".

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Hyundai Mobis Propose " Lighting Zones" for AVs PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2019

At CES 2019, Hyundai Mobis showed their latest Communication Lighting concept, which uses an "Indicating Lighting Zone" to indicate when an autonomous vehicle is operating in self-driving mode. The concept also includes a "Communication Lighting

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Hack Your Headlamps, Lose Your Licence PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2019

Authorities in the Indian state of Kerela are aggressively cracking down on headlamp hacks. Anyone with an "HID kit" or "LED conversion" in their headlamps stands to have their driving licence and vehicle registration canceled by order of the state Transport Commissioner.

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JLR's Newest AV Lighting Ideas PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2019

Jaguar-Land Rover have developed technology for self-driving cars that uses light to show pedestrians and other road users the car's intent.

By projecting rows of parallel bars onto the road surface, people near equipped vehicles

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New Website, Catalogue from Optronics PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2019

Optronics, a US supplier of lighting devices for heavy-duty vehicles, have launched a new website featuring their also-new catalogue. The company say their new website and catalogue will make it easier to browse and learn about their product range of over

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Luminit, RiT in Car Optics Pact PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 January 2019

Taiwan-based Luminit Automotive Technologies will work with RiT Display to develop and manufacture optical solutions for vehicle lighting, lidar, and HUD systems.

Luminit, a privately-held company specialising in thin-film optics, are starting a joint

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Hella, Plastic Omnium Expand Coöperation PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 January 2019

Hella and Plastic Omnium, already engaged in successful joint ventures, are expanding their strategic coöperation with a nonexclusive agreement to accelerate holistic integration of lighting technologies into the vehicle exterior, especially for the front and

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Valeo Make Trailers Disappear PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 January 2019

At CES this year, Valeo offered a test track demonstration of their Xtravue system, which gets a trailer out of the way of its driver's view by effectively disappearing it. That way, the driver can see the traffic, the road, and surroundings for much easier,

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