Drive by Laser. No Really… LASERS Keri Car Talk Not being dramatic. These laser headlights literally exist. See – sticker proof. It’s an all-new technology from Audi, making them 1st automaker to offer laser lights in production cars. It will debut on the 2017 Audi R8. How it Works: There are 2 lasers installed into the headlight for use when the high-beams are engaged. These 2 lasers replace the 37 LEDs found in the 2015 models. The lasers emit a blue colour which is converted into a pure, white light that mimics daylight. And because a laser light is both brighter and more concentrated, it reduces driver fatigue and makes it easier to recognize contrast. Best of all though, a laser high‑beam achieves twice the lighting range of an LED one. It can be fine-tuned better than an LED. So the 2017 R8’s camera‑based sensor system will detect an oncoming vehicle, then actively adjust the light pattern to exclude it from the high-beam’s glare. In the photo below, top is the light at the end of a track day, in the bright sun with my iPhone. Below is the press photo. Pretty eh. Important – ONLY Canadian models will offer this tech The headlights on the 2017 American model will be the same LCDs as the outgoing one. So US buyers – the cost of importing our model might be worth it, if only so you can say, “hi hi, my car has lasers.” Comment with Facebook (but include @KeriCDN or I won’t see it, eye roll I know) comments This is an excerpt from the article Drive by Laser. No Really… LASERS which originally appeared on Keri Car Talk.