New Cars to Light Where You Look and Obey Speed Limits

Engineers at Vauxhall/Opel — General Motor’s British subsidiaries — have unveiled a new system that aims a vehicle’s headlights based on real-time eye tracking. Using infrared sensors on the dashboard, the system monitors where the driver is looking and adjusts the LED forward lamps accordingly. Spot a deer off the road to your left, and the car will automatically throw a beam of light that way. Because the headlights use an LED matrix system, light can be dynamically adjusted on the fly to respond to various conditions. The company’s existing Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) technology already uses sensors to beam different light patterns depending on ambient light, weather and steering.