In Depth: Mazda High Beam Control System with Adaptive Front-Lighting System

Being able to see where you’re going while driving at night is important of course. Thus anything that a carmaker can do to help you see at night is going to be welcome. Mazda has you covered on that front with their High Beam Control with Adaptive Front-Lighting System.

Let’s start with High Beam Control. The system automatically switches between the headlamps’ high and low beams in a way that maximizes the frequency of use of the high beams, which illuminate the road far ahead and enable the driver to quickly spot pedestrians, animals, and other potential obstructions on the road at night. It helps the driver avoid hazards by promoting nighttime visibility. When it detects the headlamps of an oncoming vehicle, the tail lamps of a preceding vehicle, or some other light source, it automatically switches to the low beams to prevent the headlamps from blinding the other driver. It also selects the low beams when the high beams are not necessary, e.g., when the car’s speed is 30km/h or lower and/or the car is on a brightly lit urban road.

The second system is the Adaptive Front-Lighting System. It enables the driver to see further around curves at night. It predicts the shape of the road from the driver’s steering inputs and the car’s speed and directs lamps in the direction of travel.

What’s unique about these systems is the fact that you can find them on the vehicles such as the Mazda CX-5 among other Mazda vehicles. Thus you don’t have spend luxury car money to get these systems in your next vehicle. That’s a good thing as more people will not only experience the benefits of the High Beam Control System with Adaptive Front-Lighting System, but they’ll be safer drivers because of it. Not to mention that the rest of us will be safer as well.

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