Brighter, no glare headlights are coming. Here’s what we know

Millions of Americans are driving around in the dark. That’s not a metaphor, it’s of the state of U.S. headlight technology and maintenance compared to places like Canada, Europe, and Japan.

Only about half of 2018 model year vehicles in the U.S. offered “adequate” headlights, and frequently only on expensive, option-laden models. That put good visibility out of sight for many American drivers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an industry group that tests and advocates for safety features.