Tesla has unveiled its new Adaptive Headlights feature for the European version of the Model 3 Highland through a recent software update, version 2024.2. The Adaptive Headlights, aimed at enhancing nighttime driving, will adjust to minimize glare for fellow motorists and cyclists.
Initially introduced with the rollout of the new Model 3 Highland, labeled “Highland,” Tesla has now extended the functionality to European vehicles. The Adaptive Headlights, designed to improve visibility in low-light conditions, selectively dim certain pixels of the headlights.
According to release notes, the high beam of the Adaptive Headlights is engineered to automatically reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists. By leveraging detection technology for road users, individual pixels within the headlights can be dimmed strategically, allowing the high beam to remain active for extended periods.
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To activate the feature, users can navigate to Lighting > Adaptive High Beam in their vehicle settings.
This development, first observed by user dracon on the TTF Forum (via Not a Tesla App), signifies Tesla's commitment to refining safety features and enhancing the driving experience for its customers.
In addition to the introduction of Adaptive Headlights, the 2024.2 software update incorporates global security fixes and improvements. Tesla obtained approval from European authorities in December to implement the Adaptive Headlights on the new Model 3, further underlining the company's dedication to meeting regulatory standards.