BMW Explains The Advantages of Laser Headlights on the i8 [VIDEO]
Dec 18, 2013 13:42
BMW's laser headlights on the new i8 mid engined hybrid sports car isn't just different, they also offer a significant visibility advantage. It has also been one of the talking points of the i8's exterior look. Now here's a video explanation about the tech.
The lasers are only used for high beams, and they reportedly double the range that light can reach - up to 1970ft.
Another advantage is the reduced strain caused to oncoming cars, as the light is now focused and does not spread as much as in the case of a conventional setup.
The push to make the road safer by limiting – and punishing – distracted drivers reached a new stage when recent studies revealed that distracted driving is more dangerous than drunk driving. We’ve seen similar studies in the past, including experiments done by the TV show Mythbusters and Car and Driver magazine. Read more