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I have not tried this feature but supposedly it switches between high and low beam automatically? Anyone here have feedback on how well this actually works in the real world?
 

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IMO, pretty much useless. I had my car already for 9 months and I can only remember once where the HBC actually switched ON.

Sometimes I activate the system while driving at night on dark roads hoping for it to work, but in the real world and real situations I have very good lightning from the roads, and at least in my experience for the system to operate properly, I need to be driving in real darkness and with no upcoming traffic which pretty much never happens.

Perhaps this feature is more useful for those who live outside the city or when you are driving very often on dark roads where lightning conditions are bad, but I mean wouldn't be easier just to put the headlights on high beams already?!

Members on this forum have discussed additional automatic car features such as "Rain Wiper Sensor" and "Automatic Headlight ON", and some prefer to have full control over the features of their car, which IMO applies to the case here.
 

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I've had my '17 for a few months now. I don't use it a lot, but when I have it worked fine. I live in a standard suburban area right next to some mountains and have a weekly poker game with someone up in the mountains, so I do drive some dark windy roads. When I've used it it turns off high beams if another car is travelling towards me in the opposite direction, then on again after it's passed. I haven't had a situation where I've approached a vehicle in front of me. I've noticed that when I stopped at a stop sign, then turned right, they will turn off during the turn, then turn on again after the car is straightened out.
 

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It's not an everyday use feature. But when I use it I absolutely love it. One of those features that you think is a joke and means nothing until you're in situations where it's useful.

It's sensed both oncoming traffic and traffic I've come up to from behind very well. Only once was I flashed, and it's because I had just come over the crest of a hill, where he was heading downhill on the other side. I could see his lights glowing the other side of the hill and the car sure as heck couldn't see him coming.

I haven't had any issues with it and it's worked quite well where use of my high beams have been warranted.
 
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I drove around town today with it activated... it worked pretty well, but it makes me have to reach for the the turn signal stalk a little farther than I'd like...

I'm guessing this is a GT only thing? I don't remember seeing anything about this with the Touring 2.5.
Needs the iActiveSense package
 

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I drove around town today with it activated... it worked pretty well, but it makes me have to reach for the the turn signal stalk a little farther than I'd like...
It's more intended to be an automatic feature to cancel the high beams in a safe manor for when you would normally be using them. For example: driving down the highway or country road with high beams on and forget to turn them off for oncoming or approaching traffic. So when you wouldn't normally be using them (in town) leave high beams off and your signal is in the proper spot.
 

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I just tried this on my cx-5 last night and it worked pretty well too. It was just down some empty streets but but it did sense cars coming and turns off on its own. Pretty neat but I don't think I'll use it much, I rarely use my high beams as I drive in pretty well lit areas majority of the time, plus the headlights alone are pretty bright.
 
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