Antolin has developed the NightSight Assist solution, a lighting system aimed at enhancing driver vision for safer driving in the dark. Designed in collaboration with the Institute of Applied Ophthalmology (IOBA) and the University of Valladolid (UVa) and co-financed by the Instituto para la Competitividad Empresarial (ICE), the system optimizes the driver’s pupil diameter to reduce headlight glare, improve shape recognition in low visibility and enhance signal interpretation.
The NightSight Assist system addresses challenges associated with low-light conditions, such as minimizing glare from headlights and improving vision in situations with limited visibility, like detecting animals on the road. The collaboration involved building a simulator to clinically measure the impact of light on users during night driving.
Antolin, the IOBA and the UVa built the simulator to clinically measure the impact of light on the user and investigate how to mitigate visual impairment during night driving. Positive results obtained in the tests enabled the majority of monitored users to improve their visual acuity and comfort in night driving situations.
The system can be integrated into the sunvisor, Antolin states, adding additional functionality to this item without compromising adaptability to other interior products. The device settings are configurable, so it can be adapted to personal conditions, such as age and ocular pathologies.