Intelligent headlight technology

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+19 1. Noobeater commented 8 years ago

And it'll cost a million bucks when they break. Which they will. Almost instantly.
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-5 2. 65roadrunner65 commented 8 years ago

I would've thought that your lights would just go off when there's a car coming at you and you're stuck behind another one. That would be more German if you ask me >:)
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+10 3. tsar911 commented 8 years ago

Somehow all this 'lights show' going on and off will distract me if I am in the car in the front. Even though it might not be glaring at me, but I know will be distracting and I will be like, 'what's up with the headlights of the car behind me...' and BAM! I will hit something on the road being distracted by this 'intelligent light show' going on behind me.
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-3 4. snotRules commented 8 years ago

Nah Bro, I just shoot lazers out of my eyes to scan the road. Headlights are outdated.
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+23 5. Groover commented 8 years ago

Really cool stuff,it can be really difficult and distracting when driving on a fast road at night with medium trafic,having to constantly switch from low to long lights.
This eliminates that problem which is great,cause the less stuff for the driver to touch while driving the better.
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-1 6. ben26 commented 8 years ago

#3 naaaa... i don't believe this. I hope every car will hv that in near future
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+10 7. Pyranthos commented 8 years ago

Cool concept, but with the lights moving independently like that, one might assume it was a couple of motorcycles. Could make it seem as though one of the "cycles" was about to pass or something.

Also, it seems it would be very distracting, esp to any unaware motorists, but idk. Maybe I'm just getting too old and set in the comfort of my ways, lol.

I am a little on edge though, with something designed for safety making me question if its a safety risk or not.
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+6 8. Knekten commented 8 years ago

#1 Noobeater: Dont think so, this is german made, not american.
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+20 9. steve1960 commented 8 years ago

Only if we had Intelligent drivers............
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+10 10. Xionbox (moderator) commented 8 years ago

Does this tech adapt to which side of the road your driving on automagically? Like, if I drive from France to England, will the right beam stay on all the time, instead of the left one? Also, how does it react when the person in front makes a sharp right turn? Does it switch off?
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+6 11. ughlah commented 8 years ago

#10 yes and yes, though it's only available in the 7 series, so you won't encounter it too often the next few years.
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+1 12. AssieChris commented 8 years ago

It will now be even more a shame when i hit that kangaroo. :)
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+9 13. cameramaster commented 8 years ago

Whatever your views as to how useful or distracting this have to admit... there's some good thinking behind it
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+1 14. Paul2765 commented 8 years ago

I've wondered for decades why manufacturers don't polarise windscreens and headlight beams at 45 degrees to vertical. Driver would have clear main-beam light but oncoming traffic wouldn't be dazzled because of their polarised windscreen??
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+6 15. worm commented 8 years ago

Great idea. But too many moving parts in the headlights. How long will it last?
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+7 16. Dolfy commented 8 years ago

And imagine repair costs of a minor collision...
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+4 17. zongap commented 8 years ago

What if the car in front has a broken tail light ? Or it's a bike ? Can you still swith manually very quickly ?
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+2 18. Tarc commented 8 years ago

Well. Imagine heavier traffic. This light witching on and off very rapidly all the time.
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+6 19. Sizzlik (admin) commented 8 years ago

#18 just press a button and they become usual headlights..its a feature..not a standart

#16 I dont think the lights are way more expensive then normal headlights..there is not much extra tech in it..just small motors to move the lights..the rest comes from the controller cpu and camera wich is not inbuild in the light itself
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+2 20. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

Are europeans getting so lazy that they don't want to switch from hi to low
beams manually? geez , it isn't that difficult.
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+1 21. SquidCap commented 8 years ago

#17 The switch was in the whiskers, convenient location for it..

#20 I think it was the americanos that made the first automaticly switching headlights in the early 60s... It isn't about laziness, i've always hated that couple of seconds of total blindness, with these you can see the right side markers better.

Don't know how well these work in the snow as it reflects high beams quite well. As a concept, i approve.
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+4 22. Steveiwonder commented 8 years ago

NO BMW driver will keep that distance when coming up behind a car at night! They think they own the roads!
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+3 23. irishgek commented 8 years ago

Sorry the more shit like this in a car .....its like lets switch on a nokia from 10 years ago and a smart phone thats been used for a year or so , see which one still works.

More computers more control loss to the human ....more problems more money for bmw when it breaks
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0 24. jackDjohnson commented 8 years ago

thats fukin bad ass