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Interesting news on headlight efficacy in new cars

Found this on NPR, via the IIHS. Funny that “luxury” brands are mentioned specifically as having performed poorly. In fairness, they do mention that many performance issues could be improved with better aim. That said, I do worry that the statement about making sure consumers don’t have to worry about headlight aim themselves is a portent of things to come. I’m envisioning ill-considered legislation for self-adjusting headlights, which are already painfully expensive to repair, especially as the vehicles depreciate. Perhaps it would serve everyone better if they’d find a way to keep plastic headlight lenses from weathering so badly over time.


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