CITA Recommendation no.25: Vehicle HeadlampsDaniele D'Onofrio
The purpose of the new CITA Recommendation no.25 is to specify in more detail the recommended test methods and equipment for assessing the alignment of vehicle headlamps, and their performance where applicable.
This document lists the items that should be inspected during periodic technical inspection of the vehicle, the method of inspection and the principal reasons for failure.
Drawn up by the CITA Headlamps Task Force, the recommendation is based on the requirements regarding lighting systems in European Union Directive no. 2014/45/EU on roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers.
It describes two Stages:
– Stage I: headlamp alignment testing in accordance with the current EU Directive 2014/45/EU.
– Stage II: the current advanced or near future technology (camera HAD / OBD) to check the cut-off line position. Stage II describes what can be done beside Stage I.