Volkswagen’s Dynamic Light Assist technology is a revolutionary step forward

Published on Aug 16, 2023 at 2:04 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Aug 16, 2023 at 2:08 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

Volkswagen’s Dynamic Light Assist technology is a revolutionary step forward

Driving at night is hard, especially if your car’s got old-school-style halogen headlights.

Those things barely light up the road ahead, so you’ve got to work pretty hard to see clearly.

But now there’s technology that’s going to change the way we drive forever.

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Dynamic Light Assist is an intelligent technology that was introduced by the German automaker Volkswagen – and it’s an absolute godsend.

It’s a very clever bit of kit that greatly improves visibility and safety on the road at night.

The system uses variable road illumination which allows the main beam to be left on continuously.

But what about blinding oncoming traffic?

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Dynamic Light Assist uses a masking function which partially dips the main-beam headlights.

It uses camera sensors and electronic control units to automatically adjust the headlights based on driving conditions.

The system can detect oncoming vehicles and vehicles ahead, automatically masking the headlights.

And when approaching turns or intersections, the lights swivel inward up to 15 degrees on both sides to better illuminate the road ahead around corners.

In built-up areas, the vehicle switches automatically from main beam to dipped beam.

This means that you can drive for longer and more often with the main beam on.

With this, streets are illuminated better and obstacles can be detected earlier.

So, which vehicles actually get Dynamic Light Assist?

In short, not all of them – but it’s available on the vast majority of Volkswagens.

The models that feature the nifty technology include the Polo, Taigo, T-Roc, Golf, Touran, Tiguan, Passat, Arteon, Touareg, ID.3, ID.4, and ID.4.

As and when more vehicle models are introduced, they’re likely to feature the technology, too.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.