Technology can be shiny and new. Headlights let drivers see down the road and the technology behind them has evolved since the Model T. Individual wipers/washers remove mud and dirt that collects on the lens. Adaptive headlights swivel based on the direction the driver steers the car in. Xenon headlights are the current trend, as are LEDs for daytime running lights.
At the 2009 New York Auto Show, a close-up of the headlights found on the new Mercedes C-Class.