Volkswagen Explains Golf VII Dynamic Light Assist

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Ever wonder why you end up spending €25,000 on a new Golf? Of course you didn't, since everybody knows what sort of classy technology is fitted to Wolfsburg's finest compact hatch.
Even though the company makes millions of cars every year, it knows the owners like to feel like they are being treated to something special. And what could be more special than headlights that shine exactly where you need them to.

Many manufacturers offer this sort of feature, but it's mostly considered premium feature. The Dynamic Light Assist available on the new Golf seems as vital a safety feature as traction control.

At speeds of up to 40 km/h, it detects when the car is coming up at an intersection of junction and directs the headlights in such a way as to illuminate areas where other road users and pedestrians might be.

At speeds of over 60 km/h, you can forget about having to switch from main beam to dipped beam because the Golf automatically adjusts its illumination so as not to blind other drivers. This system uses a camera to detect cars and ensures optimum lighting.

Some people might say we're relying too much on technology, to which we reply that safety needs to take priority.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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