You've heard of smartwatches, smart homes and smartphones — how about smart headlights?
The adaptive-pixel LED headlamps on the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, operated in tandem with the front camera, allow the crossover to read the road lines, sense an upcoming corner or curve and direct the headlamps to focus light where it will be most needed.
In addition, the Aviator includes a "speed-dependent lighting" function that features a row of five LED modules, allowing the lights to change based on the speed of the vehicle.
Cruising at 70 mph on the highway, the Aviator can sense the speed and direct more light farther down the road.
Creeping along at 35 mph on a rural two-lane dirt road, the Aviator will spread the light out widely to illuminate more areas around and in front of the vehicle, helping the driver see animals or other objects that could potentially obstruct the path.
The Aviator contains more than 115 pixel LEDs and more than 180 total LEDs. A spokeswoman for the brand said the smaller Lincoln Corsair crossover has similar lighting technology.