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2016-03-31

First-ever IIHS headlight ratings

IIHS – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
провел тесты фар автомобилей.
Автомобили новые, фары – муха не еблась.
По результатам тестов выяснилось – все плохо.
Даже на нулевой тачке ночью нельзя ехать быстрее 70 кмч.



The ability to see the road ahead, along with any pedestrians, bicyclists or obstacles, is an obvious essential for drivers. However, government standards for headlights, based on laboratory tests, allow huge variation in the amount of illumination that headlights provide in actual on-road driving. With about half of traffic deaths occurring either in the dark or in dawn or dusk conditions, improved headlights have the potential to bring about substantial reductions in fatalities.

Recent advances in headlight technology make it a good time to focus on the issue. In many vehicles, high-intensity discharge (HID) or LED lamps have replaced halogen ones. Curve-adaptive headlights, which swivel according to steering input, are also becoming more widespread.

Research has shown advantages for the new headlight types, but they don't guarantee good performance. The Institute's headlight rating system doesn't favor one lighting technology over the other, but simply rewards systems that produce ample illumination without excessive glare for drivers of oncoming vehicles.



Обычная оптика Honda Accord, наоборот, получила приемлемый рейтинг, а ее светодиодные фары показали худший результат. Худший галогеновый свет, по мнению испытателей из IIHS, у BMW 3-Series, он не позволяет ехать ночью быстрее 60 километров в час




original post http://vasnake.blogspot.com/2016/03/first-ever-iihs-headlight-ratings.html

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