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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:02 PM
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I was wondering about getting this option (auto high beams). How good a job of lowering the high beams when oncoming cars are approaching? Do they have to be very close or does it sense an approaching car from a decent distance? I'm assuming the high beams switch back on after the car has passed right?
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:11 AM
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The high beam assistant works well and will dip the headlights when it detects on-coming traffic at a distance of approx 1000m and the taillights of a vehicle ahead at approx 500m. Once the vehicle passes and there are no other vehicles, it will reactivate the high beams. It will activate the high beams at a speed greater than 50km/h only, but the system can be overridden if desired.

It's been available on various BMWs since around 2006.

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Old 10-21-2011, 07:16 AM
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Oh that's interesting. I was wondering what happens on back winding roads doing 30-50mph when you come around a corner and immediately see an oncoming car will the lights automatically dim and when the car passes will they revert back to high beams?
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:31 AM
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yes they will turn back on (based on what I read)
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:18 AM
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Oh that's interesting. I was wondering what happens on back winding roads doing 30-50mph when you come around a corner and immediately see an oncoming car will the lights automatically dim and when the car passes will they revert back to high beams?
Yes, this is probably the situation where the High Beam Assistant works the best/is the most useful. I wish I had High Beam Assistant on my car - nothing like whirling around a corner in the countryside and scrambling with your left hand to dip the headlights for another car.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:04 AM
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AzNMpower32, I think you've convinced me to get this option. That would be well worth it. Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:36 AM
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I have it. In 5 months I've had the opportunity to use it once. Work flawlessly. If you have a city car, you will very rarely have the opportunity to use it. If your driving in rural areas a lot, it is fantastic.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:38 AM
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cool. that's where I need it to work. thanks.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:37 PM
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I was wondering about getting this option (auto high beams). How good a job of lowering the high beams when oncoming cars are approaching? Do they have to be very close or does it sense an approaching car from a decent distance? I'm assuming the high beams switch back on after the car has passed right?
......yes works fantastic especially on windy roads like the back woods of New Hamsphire.
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