The government may consider bringing in a legislation to make anti-glare technology in automobiles mandatory in an effort to reduce night accidents caused due to blinding by lights of oncoming vehicles. The government has been supporting the development of an automotive anti-glare technology by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), which is has reached demonstration stage.
Joint Secretary in the Department of Heavy Industry Ambuj Sharma told PTI that the government would request industry players to implement the technology voluntarily.
“However, there is a scope for bringing in a legislation.
It could also include the retrofitting aspect,” he said, when asked what would be government’s move if the response of the auto industry was not satisfactory.
Accidents due to blinding by lights of oncoming vehicles is one of the major killers on the Indian roads.