New headlight option bumps 2019 Mercedes C-Class to Top Safety Pick+

23 Jan
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-ClassA new headlight option for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class means the compact luxury sedan now qualifies as a Top Safety Pick+, according to an IIHS report issued Tuesday. Following some changes over the previous criteria for TSP+ awards, vehicles must now earn a "Good" rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. Last year, an...

IIHS: Headlights improving, but you’ll pay for better tech

3 Dec
2019 Toyota CamryMore new vehicles than ever offer headlights that create safer situations at night, but the IIHS found consumers will often have to pay more better visibility. A study from the insurance industry-funded independent safety body found 32 new cars and trucks offer "Good" headlights as the best-available units. Further, 58 models offer "Acceptable"...

U.S. to allow brighter, self-dimming headlights on new cars

12 Oct
Mercedes-Benz HD matrix LED headlightsWith many new cars, trucks, and SUVs failing to meet more stringent headlight safety standards from the federal government and the IIHS, the NHTSA announced Thursday it will plans to change regulations to help headlight development. The agency said in its report that it plans to allow development of “adaptive driving beam” headlights...