Many were excited at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show when the Audi A8 showcased it’s headlights that could actually see around corners. However, because of a 45 year old law, the Audi A8 will not be able to sell this technology in the USA.
The headlight rule, which has been updated over the years, is one of the oldest in U.S. auto safety, predating the 1970 creation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Headlight technology has advanced since then from sealed beams to halogen to xenon and now to light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. While more expensive than older forms of lighting, LED lighting lasts longer, generates less heat and uses less power.
We personally think this is one that could be taken off the books!