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Old 12-10-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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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.




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, Iím 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.








http://www.bmwblog.com/2008/12/08/bm...lights-system/
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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That is very cool indeed. While the car as a whole has never impressed me - too big, too ugly, too expensive - it is the small details like this that keep this car as popular as it has been for many years now. I have always hated nighttime driving, and hopefully technology like this will eventually trickle-down to us poor folks as quickly as possible.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:00 PM   #3
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That is very cool indeed. While the car as a whole has never impressed me - too big, too ugly, too expensive - it is the small details like this that keep this car as popular as it has been for many years now. I have always hated nighttime driving, and hopefully technology like this will eventually trickle-down to us poor folks as quickly as possible.
Definitely. The car is do damn ugly imo. The technology on the other hand, absolutely wonderful.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:28 PM   #4
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While it may be ugly to some. Its one hell of a driving machine that despite its boat like stature handles very surprisingly well.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:19 PM   #5
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Yeah, but every 7 series I've ever driven (including the B7 Alpina) has a terrible transmission and throttle response...unless you're 100.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:08 PM   #6
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so basically the headlights are like... eye balls. much impressiveness.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:37 PM   #7
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I want to retro fit these into my car, lol.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:51 PM   #8
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Impressive system. I'll say one of the problems with my HIDs (other than being from the opposite side of the road driving Japan) is that when you approach a hill, your headlights are only reaching a few feet in front of you.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:57 PM   #9
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Connect the system to the alarm's perimeter motion sensor so that the headlights follow you as you walk in front of the car if you come too close.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:10 PM   #10
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after reading this all i think is i HOPE the new legacy/outback and tribeca get HIDs.... seriously
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:51 PM   #11
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the 7's tail lights illuminate more of the road than my car's headlights
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:57 AM   #12
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My 135i has adaptive headlights - though not as "advanced" as the 7 series, it's still really cool to have your headlights turn as you turn.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...s/Default.aspx
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:16 AM   #13
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let me tell you something guys,the European bmw are a lot more powerfull.in europe bmw is the best car after mercedes and then audi,also bmw's ,audi's,wv's are coming from mexico,not from germany so that is the main problem on these cars
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:35 PM   #14
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after reading this all i think is i HOPE the new legacy/outback and tribeca get HIDs.... seriously
at least make them options on cars all the way down to the lowly impreza... heck the mazda 3 has HID options.

I seriously will not buy a car if it doesnt have HIDs.

Also, LED tail lights should be the norm on all cars. When i ride my motorcycle at night, its VERY obvious that the LED lights grab your attention a lot faster.
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:57 PM   #15
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interesting. It reminds me of when Lexus and BMW first started doing the whole lights shifting when you turn the steering wheel.
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