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10-09-19

What are IntelliBeam Headlights?

IntelliBeam Headlights on Chevy vehicles

With so many 2016 model Chevrolet vehicles being announced, we’re seeing a lot of great new styles, new technological innovations and new features coming down the pipeline. While some new advantages like smartphone connectivity are pretty straightforward, others are maybe less so. If you’ve ever asked yourself what are IntelliBeam headlights on Chevy vehicles and how they work, keep reading for the skinny on the bright future of Chevy and GM lighting.

Forest road at nightIntelliBeam headlights automatically switch between high beams and low-beams in response to traffic conditions. This system uses a small sensor on the upper center of the windshield to detect the headlights or taillights of other vehicles in traffic and adjust your Chevy’s lighting accordingly. IntelliBeam headlights are part of the Enhanced Driver Alert package available on select 2016 Chevrolet vehicles.

IntelliBeam only activates under certain conditions. When high beams are unnecessary during the day, it is inactive. The system also will not activate unless the vehicle is going over 40 km/h and it works better if the sensor area of the windshield is cleared and clean.

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Variations on this technology have been available on select GM vehicles since 1952, but make no mistake, high beam the technology has advanced quite a bit since then. Some factors (like snow, fog, a blocked sensor, windy roads or broken, missing or obscured lights on other vehicles) can confuse the system, but generally the IntelliBeam system on Chevy vehicles promises to take away the headache of constant high beam adjustment and offer a smoother and more efficient driving experience.

IntelliBeam headlights will be available on the 2016 Chevy Silverado, 2016 Chevy Malibu and 2016 Chevy Tahoe, among others. You can schedule a test drive online for these vehicles in advance of their arrival, and experience first hand these new safety innovations at Craig Dunn Motor City.

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