2017-2019 Panamera – Manual

2017-2019 Panamera – Manual

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Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)

  1. LED headlight, incl. PDLS.
  2. Automatic headlights switched on.

Static cornering lights
At speeds of up to 80 mph (130 km/h) static cornering light is switched on when the steering wheel is turned.

The static cornering light also switches on at speeds of up to approx. 25 mph (40 km/h) if the turn signal is operated (availability dependent on country).

Dynamic cornering light
Above a speed of around 3 mph (5 km/h), the low beam or high beam headlights are swiveled in the direction of the curve to illuminate the road more clearly, depending on the speed of the vehicle and the extent to which the steering wheel is turned.

Situational lighting control
Depending on the country, situational lighting control adapts the light distribution of the low and highbeam headlights to urban, country-road or highway driving.

Adverse weather lights
When the rear fog lights are switched on, the distribution of the low beams is changed at speeds of less than approx. 38 mph (60 km/h). The light beam becomes wider to reduce glare.

Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)

  1. LED matrix headlights incl. PDLS Plus.
  2. Automatic headlights switched on.

PDLS Plus also includes the PDLS functions.

  1. Please see chapter "Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)" on page 147.

High beam assist

Fig 93: Windshield camera

Light sources and other road users can be detected by means of a camera A in the vicinity of the interior mirror (Fig. 93). Depending on the position of other vehicles, the speed and other environmental and traffic conditions, the system switches from low beam to high beam and back again.

High beam is available from approx. 20 mph (30 km/h) and up to approx. 40 mph (60 km/h). High beam is also switched to low beam when the camera detects street lighting.

Lack of attention when driving with high beam assist
Despite the high beam assist, responsibility for manually adjusting the high beam to the light, visibility and traffic conditions, for example, when driving remains with the driver. The system is not a substitute for careful attention on the part of the driver. Manual intervention may be required in the following situations:

  1. In unfavorable weather conditions, such as rain, fog, snow, ice, heavy spray.
  2. On roads where oncoming traffic is partly hidden, e.g. highways.
  3. Where there are poorly lit road users, e.g. cyclists.
  4. On narrow bends, steep crests or hollows.
  5. In poorly lit areas.
  6. When encountering strong reflectors, e.g. road signs.
  7. If the windshield is obscured by mist, dirt, ice or stickers in the area of the camera.
  • Particular attentiveness is required while driving.
  • Always pay attention to the traffic conditions and the vehicle surroundings.
  • If necessary, manually adjust the high beam to the light, visibility and traffic conditions.

To avoid impairing the detection performance:

  • Do not cover the camera area on the interior mirror with objects (e.g. stickers).
  • The camera must always be kept free of dirt, ice and snow.

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