Volvo Shows Off Active High Beam Control Technology

When it comes to safety technology, we all know Volvo is making some of the most advanced cars in the world. It seems like the Swedish automaker has something new up its sleeve and wants to share it with the world at the Geneva Motor Show next week.
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We're talking about the new Active High Beam Control technology, which will allow drivers to use their high beams all the time without bothering the other traffic participants. How's that possible, you ask? Well, the key role lies in the rearview mirror-mounted cameras, which have to detect traffic ahead and "warn" a special device in the head lamps to partially block out the high beam in order to protect oncoming drivers.

"When another car approaches from the opposite direction, the system helps to prevent dazzling of the oncoming driver by shading out only as much of the beam as necessary. The same functionality applies to drivers in front. The side of the road is still illuminated, which makes it easier to detect unprotected road users," Volvo explains.

The new system will be available on the new Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 models, which will be showcased as well during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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