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.

Check out the video below: