+1Works like a charm. The best part is that it adjusts the beam also according to the car in front.
I actually meant what you just explained. Highbeams are on the whole time. When a car approaches, the they turn off automatically and turn back on when the vehicle passes.We don't get active beams in the U.S. Fringe. We get auto highbeams. Norway and most of, maybe all of Europe, gets the active high beams. All the auto does that we get here is turn off the high beams if a car is coming or one in sensed in front of you. After it is gone, the high beams come back on. I've used it and it works well. You can thank the slow acting USA Govt bureau who still isn't changing the law to allow for the new active high beam technologies, there have been articles regarding this for a while now on the net.
This is exactly what I meant.-No need to switch between low/high beam as your headlights stay on high beam all the time. When another car approaches from the opposite direction, the system prevents dazzling the other driver switching to low beam.
- The system can even recognize pedestrians and cyclists and avoids dazzling them, too."
What I meant is I think that's what Paradox mean... sorry for the confusion. (this is a very confusing phrase)This is exactly what I meant.
Momentum Plus package, R-Design, and Inscription come with Active Bending Lights per Volvo's US website.What I meant is I think that's what Paradox mean... sorry for the confusion. (this is a very confusing phrase)
I'm really not sure about the Active Bending Lights though, I tried it but somehow the light doesn't point towards the direction my steering wheel goes so we might only have the Active High Beam. Err I don't know now I'm confused.
Yes, I've heard about this technology. You're right, they are not available in the United States.Watch this video, this is waht I meant by we don't get the active system Europe and other places get: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1FUA6gvlxc
We get auto highbeam, which just simply switches between low and high beam. The system in the video is far more advanced and what the current US regulations will not allow for.
The bending lights are yet another feature. I leave mine on, I like them. I find them helpful but in city driving they do become 'noticable' turning for each turn at an intersection. Now when driving at speed, say 25-30mph on a curvy road, that's where they really are great.
What are your headlight settings? When I enter the car I hold the ring all the way up so it goes to the auto (high-beams), but it rarely turns on because there's always some sort of vehicle near me.Highbeams are on the whole time. When a car approaches, the they turn off automatically and turn back on when the vehicle passes.
What is the difference between the two?
I was wondering the same. Anyone know the answer to this?? Thanks.In the US, you need to manually turn on the high beams and if it is set it will dim when are car is near and turn back on when car is gone? Basically there is no way the car will sense it is really dark and turn the high beams from the off position to on automatically?