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headlights....for being TOO bright for oncoming drivers. :confused:
Good, I'm glad manufacturers are starting to get some heat for this. It's getting worse and worse with no end in sight.
More lumens does not equal better vision! Better focused light does.
 

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Good, I'm glad manufacturers are starting to get some heat for this. It's getting worse and worse with no end in sight.
More lumens does not equal better vision! Better focused light does.
Meanwhile some of the europeans have LED/"laser" matrixed headlights tied to cameras, so you can have the high beams on and not blind anyone at all (they turn off the LEDs that would shine at where the cars are detected.)
 

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One thing I found interesting about the Cadillac night vision system is that it stops you from getting blinded by headlights. You can see right through them even in haze.
 

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I am very pleased that the IIHS is giving manufacturers a hard time about headlights. When they started doing this, I sent them an email thanking them, and got a very nice response.

On the other hand, the NHTSA has kept U.S. headlight standards woefully behind the Europeans since the 1960s, and has seemingly done little in terms of enforcing the marginal standards they do have. Lots of NIH at the NHTSA. I once got into a email discussion with one of their bureaucrats about 15 years ago, and lets just say he was everything I'd imagined... ("our way is better" - even though almost every country in the Rest of the World follows the European standards...)

Private industry vs Big Government...
 

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Interesting tidbit about the Bolt EV.

MFR reports curb weight of 3,580 lb, IIHS weighed it at 3,493 lbs.

Roof is stronger than the Tesla Model S. Both in absolute strength, 20k lb to 19k lb, and better strength to weight at 33% higher ratio. 5.74 vs 4.33.
 

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I hope GM gets some extra sales for families prioritizing safety as one of their criteria.

I'm sure all manufacturers have a very close idea of the test outcome from their own testing or them hiring 3rd parties to test (and of course starting with a good design and software simulations). After all these would not be inexpensive problems to fix later (except in a new MY I guess).

Happy our 3 Volts are ultra safe as well as they carry my family everywhere.
 
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