The American manufacturer Ford is very proud to unveil today a new technology currently under study. Named “High-Resolution Headlights“, the latter aims to use the vehicle’s headlights to display driving information directly on the road. No image on the windshield, therefore, like the current head-up displays, but panels and other indications which will come to be displayed directly on the road, and whose “high resolution” makes it perfectly readable/visible to everyone.
A novelty under study at Ford
A technology that is not new since Mercedes had already unveiled a similar method with its Digital Light, but which could however bring a serious advantage in terms of security. Indeed, the technology High-Resolution Headlights from Ford promises to project on the road information on speed limits, on an upcoming roundabout or even changing weather.
The system could also be linked to the on-board navigation system, in order to place indications (on the road always) concerning the turns to come, and could also display the width of the vehicle, in order to prevent, for example, that a driver does not tries to squeeze into a space too narrow for his car.
A technology whose advantages would not only be limited to optimizing driving comfort, since if a vehicle is stopped, the latter could completely display a pedestrian crossing in front of the car, or even illuminate a path around a cyclist, for example, “so that the road can be shared more safelyFord announces.
A new light technology which could therefore be used in many ways, with the aim of anticipating, for the driver as well as for people near the vehicle, the various dangers of the road.
Ford says it is still testing this new technology, so there are no announcements about a future integration of the latter into a production vehicle. Europe could welcome these “high-resolution headlights” first, but the United States recently expanded the adaptive headlight systems allowed, which should allow Ford to deploy its technology in its homeland as well. To be continued.