Adaptive Highbeam Assist

You can use this function to set the headlamps to change between low beam and high beam automatically. The system recognizes vehicles with their lights on, either approaching from the opposite direction or traveling in front of your vehicle, and consequently switches the headlamps from high beam to low beam.

The system automatically adapts the lowbeam headlamp range depending on the distance to the other vehicle. Once the system no longer detects any other vehicles, it reactivates the high-beam headlamps.

The system's optical sensor is located behind the windshield near the overhead control panel.

Х► To activate: activate the Adaptive

Х► To activate: activate the Adaptive Highbeam Assist function using the onboard computer.

Х► Turn the light switch to . or Х► Press the combination switch beyond the.

Х► Press the combination switch beyond the pressure point in the direction of arrow 1.

If it is dark and the light sensor activates the low-beam headlamps, the indicator lamp in the instrument cluster indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.

If you drive faster than approximately 28 mph (45 km/h):

the headlamp range is set automatically depending on the distance between the vehicle and other road users.

If you drive faster than approximately 35 mph (55 km/h) and no other road users are identified:

the high-beam headlamps are switched on automatically. The in indicator lamp in the instrument cluster also lights up.

When you drive slower than approximately 30 mph (45 km/h) or if other road users are identified or if the roads are sufficiently illuminated:

the high-beam headlamps are switched off automatically. The in indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out. The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster indicator lamp in the instrument cluster stays on.

Х► To deactivate: move the combination switch back to its normal position.

The instrument indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.

WARNING
The Adaptive Highbeam Assist is only an aid intended to support you while driving. The driver is and remains responsible for proper vehicle lighting in accordance with the prevailing light, sight and traffic conditions.

The system may be impaired or unavailable when

 - visibility is poor, e.g. due to snow, rain, fog, or heavy spray
 - the optical sensor area of the windshield is dirty, fogged up, or covered by a sticker for example

The system cannot recognize the following road users:

 - Road users without a lighting system of their own, e.g. pedestrians
 - Road users with dim lighting of their own, e.g. cyclists
 - Road users whose lighting is obstructed, e.g. road users behind a guardrail
 - In some seldom cases, even road users with a lighting system of their own may be recognized too late or not at all.

The automatic high-beam headlamps will then not be deactivated or it will be activated in spite of preceding or oncoming road users.

This could endanger you and/or others and cause an accident. Always pay close attention to the traffic situation and switch off the high beam manually if necessary.

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