Bullough, J., Skinner, N., and Plummer, T., "Assessment of Adaptive Driving Beam Photometric Performance," SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-1408, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-1408.
Although adaptive driving beam headlight systems are not presently defined in North American headlighting standards, evidence for the potential safety benefits of these systems is increasing. Field measurements of the photometric performance of an adaptive driving bean system were made in response to simulated headlight and tail light conditions. Roadway geometries were varied and multiple measurements for many conditions were made to assess repeatability of measurements. The results of the testing are summarized in the context of validating the likely safety impacts of these systems and of providing recommendations for standardized measurement conditions to ensure reliability.