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Mercedes' Digital Light system takes a novel approach to safety

Using a set of mirrors and computer chips, Digital Light can display HD images on the ground and provide anti-dazzle protection for oncoming cars and cyclists.

Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
Andrew Krok
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From this angle, you can't even tell these headlights are unique...

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But once they're projecting your navigation directions onto the road, you know there's something special happening.

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Digital Light can also send out a range warning, if you're coming up on a stopped car too quickly.

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Digital Light can dip the headlights to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers.

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It's a neat, albeit complicated and expensive setup.

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Not sure if it's cold out? Your headlights can tell you.

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The headlights can display a standard Mercedes-Benz logo, too, because #brands.

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Can't read big, red stop signs? Maybe you'll enjoy reading one on the pavement, instead.

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The lights can create zebra crossings for pedestrians, letting them know the oncoming vehicle has ceded the right of way.

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Digital Light can also display the car's width, which can help you when navigating tight areas.

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