This article talks about the inclusion of AHO (Auto Headlights ON) in India and also the logic behind the DRL feature seen on almost all vehicles now.
WHERE THIS AHO WAS FIRST STARTED
The AHO or ‘Automatic Headlight On’ feature was first made compulsory in the Western countries, as their environmental conditions made the authorities take that decision. Due to the relatively high amount of thick fogs, snow and thunderstorms the decision on AHO feature was taken. The decision was very effective that the number of accidents decreased and the visibility of oncoming vehicles increased by a great margin.
WAS IT NECESSARY FOR INDIA
The AHO feature has definitely helped people out there in the foggy hills, places with frequent landslides and areas with heavy rainfall. Apart from these, the AHO feature hasn’t helped the average Indian, which is the actual sad reality. In a country like India where the climate is hot and humid most of the year, such feature feels useless. To the funnier part, there are still people calling out those on the AHO equipped motorcycles to switch off their headlights.
Article by Gurpreet Kaur Bawa