High-beam Assistant

The concept

This system automatically switches the high beams on and off. The procedure is controlled by a sensor on the front of the interior rearview mirror. The assistant ensures that the high beams are switched on whenever the traffic situation allows. It handles this task for you and gives you the benefit of the best possible view. You can intervene at any time and switch the high beams on and off as usual.

Activating the system

1.  Turn the light switch to position 3.
2.  With the low beams switched on, briefly push the turn signal/high beam lever in the direction of the high beam.

lights up when the high beams are activated. The system automatically switches from The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up when the high beams are activated. The system automatically switches from high beams to low beams and vice versa in response to oncoming traffic, traffic ahead of you, and adequate ambient lighting, e.g. on city streets.

Switching the high beams on and off manually

Whenever you wish, or when the situation requires, you can intervene:

> If the High-beam Assistant switches on the high beams, but you would like to drive with the low beams, simply switch off the high beams using the turn signal/high beam lever. This deactivates the High-beam Assistant.

To reactivate the system, briefly push the turn signal/high beam lever toward the high beams again.

> If the High-beam Assistant switches on the low beams, but you would like to drive with the high beams, switch on the high beams as usual. This deactivates the system and the high beams need to be switched off manually, if necessary.

To reactivate the system, briefly push the turn signal/high beam lever toward the high beams again.

> Use the headlamp flasher as usual with the low beams switched on.

System limitations

for the driver's personal judgment of when to use the high beams. The High-beam Assistant cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment of when to use the high beams.

Therefore, manually switch off the high beams in situations where this is required to avoid a safety risk.

The system is not fully functional in situations such as the following, and driver intervention may be necessary:

> In very unfavorable weather conditions, such as fog or heavy precipitation
> In detecting poorly-lit road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders and wagons; when driving close to train or ship traffic; and at animal crossings
> In tight curves, on hilltops or in depressions, in cross traffic or half-obscured oncoming traffic on highways
> In poorly lit towns and cities and in the presence of highly reflective signs
> At low speeds
> When the windshield in front of the interior rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or covered with stickers, etc.
> If the sensor is dirty. Clean the sensor on the front of the interior rearview mirror using a cloth moistened with a small amount of glass cleaner

Activating via iDrive

1.  "Settings"
2.  "Lighting"
3.  "High beam assistant"

The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.

The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.

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