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Adaptive Headlights

Adaptive headlight systems allow drivers to spot a difficult-to-see object on a dark, curvy road about a third of a second earlier than they would with conventional headlights.

AAA Warns About Cloudy Headlights

Headlights that are clouded or yellowed from aging reduce lighting by more than 80% causing hazardous nighttime driving conditions, according to a new research report from AAA.

Headlight Repairs Bring Hefty Price Tags

Replacing a single front headlight on two-thirds of vehicles rated good by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) costs upwards of $1,000 — more than double the average insurance deductible of $500.

Automakers Push for Advanced Adaptive Headlights

In the not too distant future, U.S. automakers may be given the opportunity to incorporate adaptive-driving-beam headlights into new vehicles they sell that provide an advancement from the automatic high beam technology available today.

Headlights Improve on 2018 Models: IIHS

The best-available headlights on 32 of 165 2018 models evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) earned the highest rating of good — marking a significant improvement over only two of 95 2016-model headlight systems that earned a good rating.

Volvo's Flagship Models Capture Top Safety Pick Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently recognized the Volvo 2018 S90 and the Volvo 2019 XC90 with 2018 Top Safety Pick awards. These latest awards mean Volvo now has a total of five models that earned a 2018 award from IIHS.

2019 Subaru Ascent Earns Top Safety Pick+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named Subaru's 2019 Ascent midsize SUV a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ when outfitted with good-rated LED headlights. This makes seven Subaru vehicles that have earned the institute's highest award.

Toyota Avalon Captures IIHS Top Safety Award

Toyota's fifth-generation Avalon has earned a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety when the full-size sedan is equipped with good-rated headlights, after acing five crash tests.