Modern Autos Meet Refined Headlights

by : Joe Thompson

It is either you evolve or you dissolve. This maxim also extends to the auto industry. This is why automakers are struggling to formulate the most advanced auto feature to set it far apart from its rivals. In connection with auto headlights technology, sophistication has also infected it. The fact is glaring: With the most modern car on the road is a set of refined headlights.

LED taillights have already found its way into sedans, wagons, sports cars and other vehicles. However, LED is just budding in technology. When light emitting diode (LED) is used in taillights, the latter could offer better efficiency, faster times and longer life. Aside from this, LED also allows auto designers to explore their idiosyncrasy and artsy side to create unique and catchy headlight designs for automobiles.

The Toyota Motor Corp. was the first automaker to try the LED headlight fray. The said feature is integrated to the Lexus LS 600h L luxury sedan. Aside from the LED headlights technology, the Lexus LS also features the automaker's hybrid powertrain, 30GB HDD navigation system, radar-based cruise control, and the Intuitive Park Assist. The sedan is also known for having one of the quietest cabins in the world. In addition, it is also regarded as one of the most reliable luxury vehicles at the present time.

Since its debut in 1989, four generations of the V8-powered, rear wheel drive Lexus LS have been manufactured. Last year, the automaker introduced the latest generation of the LS Series which features standard wheelbase, long wheelbase, all-wheel drive, and hybrid versions.

In regards with auto headlights, there is an ongoing dispute about the implementation of the use of headlights in bright daylight in Europe. Stephen Ladyman, the road safety minister said he is 'increasingly pessimistic' that the EU will force motorists to drive with their headlights on during daylight.

The European Commission believes using dipped headlights in daytime could reduce deaths by three to five percent and in the process also be able to save 1200 to 2000 lives a year across the EU. British ministers are also opposing the plans. Layman added, "I have strongly opposed this, but I am increasingly pessimistic. A number of powerful states believe it is a good idea."

Motoring groups have also expressed their dissent on the matter. They claim that the said rule would just increase exhaust emissions as well as fuel consumption. In addition, they added that the use of headlights during daylight could only make cyclists and motorists less conspicuous.

According to reports, if the proposal is accepted, it could become law by 2010. Motorists are now perplexed whether to believe that the use of headlights during daylight could save lives or harm them. Enthusiasts suggest that ample studies should be conducted first to support the claim.