websterize
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Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:05 am

Try copying the link below? (This site appears to truncate full URLs)

www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/d ... i3s-120-ah
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websterize
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Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:48 am

haha, it did it again.

Here's the URL without "www." in front :D

press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0284828EN/with-new-high-voltage-batteries-for-an-even-further-extended-range-and-retaining-characteristic-bmw-sporty-flair:-the-bmw-i3-120-ah-and-the-bmw-i3s-120-ah

Hopefully, you can see the release!
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Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:45 pm

websterize wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:05 am
Try copying the link below? (This site appears to truncate full URLs)
There's no truncation for me using Safari when I click on the link under the current version of macOS or touch the link under the current version of iOS. No need to copy and paste the link.
Aloha,
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Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:11 am

For future readers, my fingers are crossed that this is the article that websterize is linking to:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/a ... i3s-120-ah

What a very interesting read! In that September 2018 press release it is explicitly stated that the high beams have matrix anti-dazzle capability!

If anyone has experience in coding i3 anti-dazzle high beams, please share details if you can.

sailnavy
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Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:50 pm

Did anyone figure this out yet?

websterize
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Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:29 pm

sailnavy wrote:Did anyone figure this out yet?

I'd try to help with my 2018, if it had the LED Matrix lamps, but it's only the 2019 and 2020 i3s with HBA. If you have one, looks like you're the guinea pig. :D

Turns out activating the matrix functionality of the LED headlightsis possible with simple VO Coding! See post 13 in this bimmerpost topic (about activating them in a North American X7s). https://g07.bimmerpost.com/forums/showt ... ?t=1817625.

The coding should apply to the i3 as well.
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SSi3
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Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:09 pm

I poked around in bimmercode but couldn't find anything related to anti-dazzle or matrix, even in expert mode (tho alot of the terminology is german so it can be cryptic).
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Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:20 am

The good news is that after years of unsuccessful attempts to allow the technology, A.D.B. [adaptive driving beam] lights will soon be on American cars and trucks, thanks to a section in the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that mandates their use.

According to the infrastructure act, adaptive beam headlights must be approved for U.S. use within two years. And they will be allowed to meet the standard developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers, which is very similar to the systems already in use in Europe.
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The changeover to A.D.B.-capable headlamps could be swift for some drivers who own Audi, BMW or Mercedes models with deactivated units. Once the A.D.B. standard is approved, it’s possible that a simple software upgrade will activate them. — www.nytimes.com/2022/01/13/business/adb ... ts-us.html
Promising news for us North Americans.
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Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:50 am

websterize wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:20 am
The good news is that after years of unsuccessful attempts to allow the technology, A.D.B. [adaptive driving beam] lights will soon be on American cars and trucks, thanks to a section in the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that mandates their use.

According to the infrastructure act, adaptive beam headlights must be approved for U.S. use within two years. And they will be allowed to meet the standard developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers, which is very similar to the systems already in use in Europe.
...
The changeover to A.D.B.-capable headlamps could be swift for some drivers who own Audi, BMW or Mercedes models with deactivated units. Once the A.D.B. standard is approved, it’s possible that a simple software upgrade will activate them. — www.nytimes.com/2022/01/13/business/adb ... ts-us.html
Promising news for us North Americans.
You just know the OEMs or dealers will charge money to have ADB activated... or they won't know anything about it.
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