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BMW 7 Series and its amazing Headlights System

7-series | December 8th, 2008 by 10
BMW Adaptive Headlight System photos

It is widely known by now that the new BMW 7 Series excels mostly with its latest technology. BMW wanted to emphasize the fact that …

BMW 7 Series and its amazing Headlights System

It is widely known by now that the new BMW 7 Series excels mostly with its latest technology. BMW wanted to emphasize the fact that the new 7 Series will stand out, not only with its new design, but especially with the latest and more advanced technology that could be seen in vehicle.

Several videos and articles on the BMW 7 Series Technology have been posted in the last several months, but to me it seems like each time there is something new to learn about the new 7er.

One of the feature that really stands out is the new Adaptive Headlight Control System. While the adaptive headlights are nothing new really in a BMW, the latest technology in the 7 series is a whole another story.

The Adaptive Headlights use swiveling headlights that always point in the direction the vehicle is steering so therefore the road ahead is better illuminated and obstacles become visible sooner.

BMW 7 Series and its amazing Headlights System

To quote BMW and their detailed description:

The Adaptive Headlight technology is based on the dynamic headlamp control system. Sensors measure speed, steering angle and yaw (degree of rotation around the vertical axis). Based on this information, small electric motors turn the headlights so the beam falls on the road ahead, guiding you into the bend.
The headlight system is activated whenever the vehicle is moving forwards. When the vehicle is in reverse or if the steering wheel is turned when the vehicle is not moving (such as when leaving a parallel parking space), the headlights do not turn, in order to prevent blinding the drivers of oncoming traffic.

And to prove how smart this system really is, if your speed drops below 31mph then the system activates the City Driving Mode. This mode simply reduces the lighting power but it is still sufficient to illuminate the road and potential objects or people.

Well, I’m not sure about you, but I can tell you that I am ubber excited to test drive the new 7 Series and look beyond its design and focus mostly on the driving and car experience.

BMW 7 Series and its amazing Headlights System

BMW 7 Series and its amazing Headlights System

BMW 7 Series and its amazing Headlights System

BMW 7 Series and its amazing Headlights System

BMW 7 Series and its amazing Headlights System

BMW 7 Series and its amazing Headlights System

BMW 7 Series and its amazing Headlights System

  • Joe

    Just amazing.

  • Jordan

    I agree with you Joe. I think this just take the bar WAY up for Audi and Mercedes. I think the new 7 series will be #1 in a shootout.

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  • http://www.autovogue.com Used BMW

    That is very impressive I’m sure we will see Audi and Mercedes responce on there models.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Jordan: That was BMW’s goal, to offer the latest technology available in their 7er. I remember talking to a friend at BMW last year, way before any good spy shots and he told me not to worry about the design and focus more on what the new 7 Series will bring. I remember him telling me how well the car drives and that it “kills” the S-Klasse. Now, I can’t wait to drive it.

  • clara

    Did they get all this done without xenon lamps? Those things are just obnoxiously bright.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tucker_Torpedo#Innovative_design IJC

    Does anyone recall that in 1959 the Tucker Torpedo offered an adaptive headlight? Sure, it was late 40’s technology, but are we giving BMW too much credit here?

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  • http://www.lease-hire.co.uk Total Fleet

    These really do work very well, though I do find alot of the new headlight designs to be a hazard for other drivers in the sence that they get dazzeled by these newer design headlights manufacturers have started using. I find the new Audi’s in particular to be very dazzling for other drivers.

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