Scientists, comprising one of Indian origin, have designed a smart headlight system. For the first time in history, this headlight system can assist drivers see through intense snowfall or rain and securely find the way at the time of stormy nights. The system developed by scientists in the U.S. at Carnegie Mellon University enhances visibility by continually transmitting light to shine amid particles of rainfall.
It avoids the dangerous and ever-lasting distracting glare that takes place when headlight rays are reflected by rainfall back to the driver. “If you are driving in a heavy rainfall, the smart headlights will make it appear as if it is a light drizzle,” claimed Associate Professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, Srinivasa Narasimhan. The system utilizes a camera to trail the motion of snowflakes and raindrops and then implies a computer algorithm to estimate where those particles will be within a fraction of second.