Ford has developed a system that allows drivers to use their high-beam headlights without dazzling oncoming drivers.

Called ‘Glare-Free Highbeam’, the system works by using a windshield-mounted camera to see if any cars are approaching. It can sense both headlights and taillights of vehicles as well as bicycles, anywhere up to 800 metres from the car.

If the system senses another road user, it will then block the car’s light accordingly.

Michael Koherr, a Ford research engineer, said: “Ask any driver what the most annoying habits of other drivers are and sooner or later the subject of people who don’t dip their headlights will come up.

“Ford’s new Glare-Free Highbeam helps maximise the use of high beam and means driver can see significantly more of the road ahead – without causing any distraction to other road users.”

The system works in conjunction with Ford’s Dynamic LED headlights, which are able to automatically adjust the beam angle by taking into account speed, ambient light and distance to the car in front.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

March 23, 2016