Compared to its Mar 2016 article, the Nov 29 2018 article by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety proclaims that "headlights improve, but base models leave drivers in the dark" and are dreadfully too dim. Picture is from NPR.
Just over half of 2018 model vehicles IIHS evaluated are available with headlights that do an adequate job of lighting the road at night and limiting glare for oncoming drivers, but most good-rated headlights are optional or bundled with features that can raise the price of the vehicle.
In addition to overhead lights, why not illume (not a typo. I'm using this for it's shorter) from the ground like airport runways do?
Such outdoor lighting can be recessed into the ground, to further prevent any collision between vehicles and the light bulbs.