The BMW i8 will light the road with lasers.

BMW's laser light technology will first appear optionally on the i8.

As BMW explains, the optional laser light highbeam setup extends vision down the road significantly, perhaps doubling light output if you were to guess from the images shown.

The i8's laser light technology is trick, but there's likely little use for it in the real world, unless you happen to be on a dark desolate road where blinding oncoming drivers is not a concern.

Anyways, laser light technology will be available on the i8 starting in 2014, but don't expect to see the option available in the US due to it not complying with our regulations.

Check out the video to discover how laser light technology will light the roads in front of the upcoming i8.