Ford, smart headlights that project road signs

Ford, smart headlights that project road signs


The Ford car manufacturer is working on intelligent headlights, capable of projecting a series of useful signals directly onto the asphalt while driving to warn the driver of any danger.

Through a video broadcast by the same company US automotive industry we can see "up close" the High-Resolution Headlights that Ford engineers are working on.

As you can read in the press release published by the car manufacturer founded by Henry Ford, the technology is still being tested and there are still no details on what vehicles could be fitted with the new technology. What is quite clear is the fact that the headlight indications would only be readable at night and not in daylight. Let's not forget that at the basis of Ford's study there are the numerous night accidents caused mainly by the low light present on the roadways. The “intelligent” headlights studied by Ford allow, in fact, to signal the presence of a curve or an intersection, as well as to signal the presence of fog, snow or an icy road. However, through the processing of sensor and camera data, the vehicle detects and signals to the driver the presence of a parking space large enough for the size of his car.

Although Ford has decided to study the new technology, we must still wait for details to find out when we will be able to see the new smart headlights on the road.

Ford Transit Connect dead in the U.S. by end of 2023

Ford will stop selling the Transit Connect van in the United States by the end of next year and has scrapped plans to build the vehicle's next model in Mexico, Automotive News reported on Tuesday.

U.S. sales of the Transit Connect small van have been falling for a while and Ford said last year it could face up to $1.3 billion in penalties in a long-running dispute over import duties paid on the vehicles.

Sales were down 15% through July in the United States, after falling about 25% last year.

The automaker will stop importing the van for the U.S. market by the end of next year, the report said, citing people with knowledge of the decision.

Ford declined to comment on the report.

The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker last month reported better-than-expected net income for the second quarter and reaffirmed its annual profit outlook, but said management is 'actively looking' at how to offset surging costs.

The company on Monday said it would cut a total of 3,000 salaried and contract jobs, mostly in North America and India, as it races to develop software-driven electric vehicles.

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