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high beam assist (HBA)

The high beam assistant is part of the driver assistance system in automotive technology

. It optimises the use of the high beam and switches the high beam on and off depending on the situation. The high beam assistant is a camera-controlled assistant that monitors and evaluates the traffic situation in front of the car and controls the high beam depending on this. The assistant detects the tail lights of vehicles in front and the headlights of oncoming vehicles. It also detects bicycles and motorcycles as well as inner-city street lighting. Modern high-beam assistants also work with adaptive lighting systems, in which the low beam and headlamp light is additionally adapted to the driving speed, the road conditions, the load and the road layout.

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Englisch: high beam assist - HBA
Updated at: 11.06.2009
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