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Old 12-19-2018, 11:52 PM
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I'm just amazed at the active lights on my c43.

AMAZED

I drove one of my twisty, mostly unlit roads tonight on the way back from work. The Automatic high beams worked very well, I don't think anyone was blinded from the other direction. Cornering beams were tossed when making right/left turns from a stop. I followed another car for a good distance on an unlit road, and I'm pretty sure the beam dipped behind the car BUT not to the sides of the road-I'm always looking for Bambi-in my world it is an issue...

Has anyone figured out the programming ? I know they sense from a camera near the mirror, and from what I can see, they can tell the difference between one street light and two tail lights, or two head lights coming toward you even at a good distance.

Any information as to how this works would be appreciated ! I won't mess with it-just wondering how they do it

I've spent a lot of my driving life tossing DOT lights for E codes....installing driving lights on other cars...generally improving my light world. I've had lights that steer, but this is amazing.

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Old 12-20-2018, 08:53 AM
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Now I'm jealous I didn't spec them.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:55 AM
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what amazing is crash preventive alert.
the car beeps alert you that the car in front of you suddenly slowed down or have stopped on freeway before you even realized it.
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Old 12-24-2018, 10:40 AM
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its up for debate but i do not think assist+ can be coded on american headlights. only available for euro headlights.
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its up for debate but i do not think assist+ can be coded on american headlights. only available for euro headlights.
What would it do ? US folks have always suffered under DOT regs, but what functionality should I be unhappy I'm missing


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What would it do ? US folks have always suffered under DOT regs, but what functionality should I be unhappy I'm missing
I canít comment with certainty on enabling for US spec headlamps, but rumor has it we get a different headlamp so itís not just programming.

As for what what we donít getóďalways-onĒ high beams. The headlamps have 84 (or some absurd number) of individual LEDs that can be selectively shut off around other vehiclesóitís nearly as precise as a video projector. So youíll end up having high beam wrap around the sides of vehicles in front of you and not glare drivers.

I had it on a GLC rental car while in Germany for two weeks this fall and it worked incredibly. Especially nice on long autobahn halls at high speed.

If you really want to geek out, see the link below. Yes, itís a W213 video, but itís the same tech in the MY19 W205.

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