I get that U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 is terribly outdated and needs fixed. However Lexus can and has had good adaptive headlights that make it safer to drive at night. Both of my LSs and my GS with Luxury package had AFS and it was pretty good. I traded in my Luxury GS for an F Sport GS and was surprised that the F Sport did not have AFS and it was quite noticeable at night where I live. When I got the RC 350 F Sport I special ordered it with the triple beam LED headlights hoping they would be better but THEY ARE TERRIBLE. At night we only drive my BMW because it has AFS and turning lights. I like Lexus and BMW, but for safe night driving Lexus needs to do so much better.
Lexus Japan just released a very detailed video illustrating exactly how the new BladeScan Adaptive High-beam System works. I'm astounded by the innovative approach of how it is implemented. A must watch! It makes it so much more frustrating and baffling why this industry-leading technology isn't coming to North America.
Don't worry about not knowing Japanese. The video can be easily understood without knowing the language:
This innovative approach is simply an application of this though:
This is also similar to the DLP (micro-mirror) rear-projection TVs that were briefly popular in the mid-2000s. I had one because they were cheaper than plasma and had a much better picture than LCD/LED, but most consumers rejected them because they weren't flat.