CMU-developed smart headlights help drivers cut down on glare

While the headlight has been around for more than 130 years, a new smart headlight developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute could have the potential to curb late night accidents by allowing drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding other motorists and reducing the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night.

Srinivasa Narasimhan, associate professor of robotics, said with the system, headlights can actually be made brighter than they are today without causing distractions for other drivers on the road.