Cornering light function
The cornering light function is activated automatically when you operate the indicator or turn the steering wheel during night-time driving, illuminating the area ahead and to the side of the vehicle to take a look around the bend, as it were.
In conjunction with the LED Intelligent Light System, the cornering light function significantly increases safety when making turns at poorly lit junctions at night. One module per headlamp improves the illumination of the road at night on corners and tight bends. Beyond a given steering wheel angle, the cornering light function is automatically activated on the corresponding side. The area to the side of your vehicle is then illuminated much more widely than with conventional headlamps. It lets you see parts of the carriageway you would otherwise miss.
The cornering light function can be carried out by the fog lamps (if present) or, in some Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, by additional reflectors incorporated in the main headlamps.The system runs on up-to-the-minute information about the vehicle's speed, steering angle and indicator status. The control unit uses this data to ensure the correct function of the cornering light, whatever the driving situation: at junctions and roundabouts or even when reversing.
The intelligent electronics do not suddenly switch the cornering light on and off; it is dimmed up and down. This gives your eyes a chance to adapt to the change in light.