The Headlights on the 2015 CLS are Smarter than Most Cars
Mercedes recently teased the first images of the facelifted 2015 CLS, and its brand new spectacles are quite impressive, to say the least. For 2015, the automaker is rolling out its latest Multibeam LED headlamps, which utilize 24 individually controlled high-performance LED beams that are able to adjust a staggering 100 times per second. Similar LED technology has been on the road in the CLS since 2010, but Mercedes’ latest tech brings a significant overhaul to the setup. Most notably, the new quick-adjusting system – known as Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus – detects oncoming vehicles via a camera mounted behind the windshield and limits the range and intensity of the main beam to avoid dazzling other drivers at night. RELATED: Check out these pics of the 2013 Brabus Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake
That’s a good thing, especially since Mercedes claims that its new system is 2.5 times brighter than any other comparable system on the market, and can offer peak range 20 percent further than the outgoing model.
That same camera that adjusts the headlight intensity also anticipates bends in the road before the driver even has to turn the wheel. This triggers the low beam headlamps to swivel outward by as much as 12 degrees, allowing between 30 and 60 meters of additional visibility in the corners.
Both headlamps can move independently of one another too, though we don’t expect to see any cross-eyed CLS’ driving around at night. However, we do expect to see the first blue-eyed CLS. Pop the lock on the 2015 model and a ribbon of LEDs in the front headlights turn blue.
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