Frequently Asked Questions
How different is an adaptive headlight from the typical headlight? Is it advisable for the Buick Regal?
It depends on the terrain that the vehicle usually travels on. A typical headlight illuminates the path in a straight manner regardless of what direction the car is moving; this won't actually be a problem unless the vehicle often travels on winding roads. With an adaptive headlight, the beam follows the road bends to provide a better view of the curve and its surroundings. An adaptive headlight reacts to the steering, speed, and elevation of the car; it adjusts its angle accordingly to the left or right. Other motorists also benefit from this feature since the light is directed at the road; therefore, minimizing headlight glare.
How much improvement can an adaptive headlight achieve compared to a typical Buick Regal headlight?
The electric sensors direct the motors built into the adaptive headlight casing to turn the beam up to 15-degrees from center; combing the left and right movement, a 30-degree range is enough to illuminate a slightly sharp curve. However, during blind curves or other instances when a 30-degree allowance is not enough, additional lighting can supplement the headlights; this is, however, an optional and separate purchase.
Will an adaptive headlight affect the performance of the Buick Regal's battery in any way?
An adaptive headlight will require more energy than the typical headlight, mainly because it is installed with sensors and motors that act instantaneously and precisely in accordance with the vehicle's movement. Such meticulousness could only be achieved if the unit is receiving enough power to support it. There is no need to worry, however, since a headlight does not operate for very long hours every single day. The battery may be a bit affected but not to the extent where its longevity is greatly compromised.