By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Sun glare is one thing, but many of us really hate driving through a rain or snowstorm, especially at night. Intel is working with researchers at one Pennsylvania college to make it less of a white-knuckle ride.

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When it’s pouring after dark…

“You see all these rain streaks coming at you — bright, flickering streaks.”

Courtesy of your car’s headlights, which are lighting them along with the road, says Carnegie Mellon robotics professor Srinivasa Narasimhan.

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“We are going to figure out how to stream light in between the raindrops or snowflakes so you don’t see the weather in front of you.”

In a video on the university’s website, Narasimhan shows the camera that reads the precipitation, the computer that predicts where it’ll fall in the next milliseconds, and a projector that streams the light in between the flakes or drops:

“Now you don’t see the rain at all.”

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Now, they have to make the ‘smart headlight’ smaller and faster before it’s road ready.