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Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: jeepman3071] #4903326 10/22/18 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jeepman3071
I like auto headlights, but if people can't make sure their headlights are on at appropriate times (it's the law in CT they need to be on with wipers) then they shouldn't have a license.


I thought it was annoying when my car would activate the headlamps when the auto wipers came on. But then they changed the law in my state to also require headlights to be on when wipers are in use so now I'm fine with it. I was annoyed before because sometimes you get a light shower or a drizzle during the day and you don't really even need headlights, it's still pretty bright out.

Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: Ducked] #4904739 10/24/18 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Ducked
Er...If I can't see, then I put the headlights on.

If I can see, then I don't need the headlights on.

What am I missing by this not being automated?

I'm TRYING to feel deprived here, but I'm not really managing it.

(Couple of weeks ago I was deliberately driving with them off because I suspected the alternator was on the blink. THEN I felt a bit deprived)


You are missing the fact that headlights are a safety item. On a well lit road you can see fine without them however cars behind a higher rate of speed don’t notice the vehicle due to lack of tail lights. Less about yourself more about safe sharing of road.

Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: madRiver] #4904763 10/24/18 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by madRiver
Originally Posted by Ducked
Er...If I can't see, then I put the headlights on.

If I can see, then I don't need the headlights on.

What am I missing by this not being automated?

I'm TRYING to feel deprived here, but I'm not really managing it.

(Couple of weeks ago I was deliberately driving with them off because I suspected the alternator was on the blink. THEN I felt a bit deprived)


You are missing the fact that headlights are a safety item. On a well lit road you can see fine without them however cars behind a higher rate of speed don’t notice the vehicle due to lack of tail lights. Less about yourself more about safe sharing of road.





Yep. It’s a two way street. Having the lights on makes you more visible to others.

I use my fog lights exactly for this purpose in rainy conditions.


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Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: ZZman] #4904936 10/24/18 01:54 PM
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And I don't think it should be a requirement but I love the MPG gauge on my wife's Versa.


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Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: Chris142] #4906023 10/25/18 07:47 PM
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Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: madRiver] #4906188 10/25/18 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by madRiver
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Er...If I can't see, then I put the headlights on.

If I can see, then I don't need the headlights on.

What am I missing by this not being automated?

I'm TRYING to feel deprived here, but I'm not really managing it.

(Couple of weeks ago I was deliberately driving with them off because I suspected the alternator was on the blink. THEN I felt a bit deprived)


You are missing the fact that headlights are a safety item. On a well lit road you can see fine without them however cars behind a higher rate of speed don’t notice the vehicle due to lack of tail lights. Less about yourself more about safe sharing of road.


Sidelights and headlights are two different things, and are controlled independently. My tail lights come on with my sidelights.

I don't experience any practical difficulty in knowing when to turn either on, (except maybe very infrequently. in short tunnels), so I don't miss automation, and might resent the removal of control, as in if my alternator might be on the blink.

I do sometimes dip late though. I suppose it would be possible to automate that by sensing an oncoming vehicles light, but curves might confuse such a function, so maybe its better left manual.

Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: ZZman] #4906226 10/26/18 12:12 AM
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Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: ZZman] #4906233 10/26/18 01:00 AM
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Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: ZZman] #4906375 10/26/18 08:33 AM
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Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: ZZman] #4906801 10/26/18 04:37 PM
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DRLs on cars and trucks should be prohibited, their use should be banned, they should be required to be disabled on all cars so equipped.


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Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: Ducked] #4907148 10/26/18 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducked
I do sometimes dip late though. I suppose it would be possible to automate that by sensing an oncoming vehicles light, but curves might confuse such a function, so maybe its better left manual.
Cadillac, and I think Packard, had that in the early '50s. Other cars have it now. Punch in auto high beams in YouTube's search box.


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Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: Uphill_Both_Ways] #4907181 10/27/18 02:22 AM
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I've had vehicles with the auto-dimming and have experimented with it, but I prefer to pay attention myself. wink


Plain, simple Garak.

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Originally Posted by Garak
I've had vehicles with the auto-dimming and have experimented with it, but I prefer to pay attention myself. wink


I have it in the current car. It works pretty well, it tends to err on the side of caution so sometimes a street light at an angle or curve will also set it off. It pretty much sees other cars all the time. Goes on an off all the time on certain roads with variable traffic. A lot easier to leave it on rather than flip it on and off all the time. Mine are bixenons so it comes on a bit more gradual as the shutter opens and closes for the high beams, it's actually a little less noticeable than just flipping them on or off.

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I tried it a bit in the Town Car with its sensitivity setting. It worked okay, but I was often on rural highways, so nothing strange with street lights, for the most part.


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Re: What options do you think all vehicles should have? [Re: Uphill_Both_Ways] #4907873 10/27/18 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Uphill_Both_Ways
Originally Posted by Ducked
I do sometimes dip late though. I suppose it would be possible to automate that by sensing an oncoming vehicles light, but curves might confuse such a function, so maybe its better left manual.
Cadillac, and I think Packard, had that in the early '50s. Other cars have it now. Punch in auto high beams in YouTube's search box.

Chrysler also offered it in the 60's.


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