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      12-04-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Road safety with BMW: Lighting

The bi-xenon headlamps in the F01 7-series are just as advanced as the rest of the car and are fully adaptive to weather conditions and the road contour. AKA Adaptive Headlight Control

The new headlamp system apparently is able to take into account not only the load on the car (lurching from hard acceleration or braking) but also varies the leveling based on whether you are going up or down a hill/embankment. It adds to this your current speed and comes up with a mathematical answer to what the ideal leveling for your headlight should be at that moment. Interesting..

Speed? Well apparently, if your speeds are below 50km/h then the headlights activate City driving mode which gives enhanced peripheral lighting in order to light up those pesky pedestrians and bicyclers.

Seems like interesting stuff, for sure and BMW has attached some pictures of the system in work with a contour detail of how to system determines what field of range should be lit up in which condition
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      12-05-2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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cool thing,thanks for sharing.
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      12-05-2008, 10:59 PM   #3
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yea, this 7 series will take QUITE a while to get used to, it has sooo many gadgets it could almost past for a james bond car.
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      12-05-2008, 11:07 PM   #4
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      12-05-2008, 11:23 PM   #5
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thats hot!!
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      12-06-2008, 01:23 AM   #6
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the 7 in the night looks awesome!!!!!
specially the back light design
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      12-06-2008, 02:01 AM   #7
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I had this same exact idea for headlights
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      12-06-2008, 04:08 AM   #8
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Love the LED bars in the tails.
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      12-06-2008, 10:05 AM   #9
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Love the LED bars in the tails.
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Interesting...very interesting...
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yea, this 7 series will take QUITE a while to get used to, it has sooo many gadgets it could almost past for a james bond car.
a lot of folks said that about the 2001 7 series. What a shocker for folks looking for a gear shifter and not a stalk. LOL

People will do just fine, if they... But of course, 10's of 100's of people will complain how hard this car is... "Oh my, all I want to do is drive!!" My answer is, go by a 2000 version of the 7er if all you want is the same and drive. All my opinion of course.
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Nice!


GM has the same thing, they call it High Beams
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      12-07-2008, 05:58 PM   #13
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Omg!! That Is What I Have Been Waiting To See! Night Shots! Holy Shit! That Thing Looks Magnificent!!
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      12-09-2008, 11:52 AM   #14
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Very interesting.
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Super cool ! thanks for sharing
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Lookin good!
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looks amazing. this will be an amazing car
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