Lights of the Future: Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe: Style and Design

 

Even more than a host of intelligent safety features that can predict an accident and automatically steer to avoid danger, the headlights are the most forward-thinking thing about the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe. There are nearly 400 energy-saving LEDs inside and out, and it has front-facing lights controlled by a smart system using radar and cameras. “We’re at a step in lighting where we can actually change what the lights are doing,” says Mercedes-Benz USA assistant product manager Adam Green. The direction of the beams is automatically adjusted based on steering inputs and the presence of other vehicles — so they can follow a curve and dim for oncoming traffic. [Price TBD; mbusa.com]