Automatic headlights

TCJBOLDIE

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I can't understand why ALL makes and models of new vehicles do not have factory fitted sensors that switch on the headlights when the ignition is switched on when a set level of darkness falls with no option to turn them off until the ignition is turned off .|B
IMO it is a "no brainer" must have safety feature as in my travels I encounter so many vehicles with only parkers/sidelights on at what almost seems like 5 minutes to midnight visibility levels. .V(
 

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Because cost. To do those things requires sensors and technology. It is cheaper to not do it and rely of the fool behind the steering wheel to do it.
 

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MY other 1/2 has rain sensitive wipers and auto on headlights in her Kia Sportage but the lights have the option to be auto or manual.
 

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I've heard of moves to take away the Off option and only have On or Auto on new car light switches.

Which is rubbish. I turn my lights to off when the car is going to a garage for work, otherwise they'd be on all the time.
 

TCJBOLDIE

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I've heard of moves to take away the Off option and only have On or Auto on new car light switches.

Which is rubbish. I turn my lights to off when the car is going to a garage for work, otherwise they'd be on all the time.

Guy I don't think you quite thought it thru before you posted .

The auto on lights on only work automatically when the ignition is on and the light switch in our Kia is in the AUTO position.:)

I am advocating that there is no option to turn off the auto lights to stop muppets driving in the dark with only sidelights , parkers or no lights at all and increase road safety for all.
 
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