Re: Rain and lights
Posted by geoff the bonnie on October 1, 2020, 10:19 pm, in reply to "Re: Rain and lights"
My recent new cars require the brake pedal is on at every stop until you are ready to move. This is due to the engine stop start system. I have no handbrake, the car applies the brakes for 2 seconds to allow moving forward without dropping back.My Volvo has no main beam or dip, it shuts off or puts on different LEDs depending what the radar sees of the oncoming cars and whether street lights show a built up area. The car will also brake and keep at the same speed as any car in front and will keep in lane without hands on the wheel and if it detects no hands, it will bring the car to a stop. You can see, these cars are in charge of the driver. |
i also have a problem with LED glare at night,especially the purple ones used for Xmas trimmings on houses. Oncoming cars do also cause me to be unsighted but not too often i drive at night now. Lit roads are OK but unlit roads and oncoming cars make it difficult. You might notice Volvo lights are one of the worst for dazzle with lights up to the roof. i see that BMW are fitting much smaller rear lights and low down. Maybe some more makers will take note of these high up dazzle lights soon.
My XC40 is only available in auto gearbox so brake pedal is what is needed at every junction. If you do not use it, the car will whip you with an olive branch very hard.