High Beam Assistant

High Beam Assistant

Switching between low beam and high beam can be done automatically in your BMW, thanks to the High Beam Assistant.
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Convenient, automatic switchover between high beam and low beam.
When activated, the high beam automatically turns on when it is dark and turns off automatically where the roads have been sufficiently lit.
The feature can be downloaded quick and easily via the ConnectedDrive Store.

The High Beam Assistant switches automatically between low beam and high beam depending on the lighting situation. The assistant also makes sure you do not dazzle oncoming drivers. Thanks to this system, you can leave your high beam on and fully concentrate on driving through the twilight and night.




With the High Beam Assistant,  a front facing camera integrated into your BMW's interior mirror detects the headlights of oncoming vehicles at a distance of up-to 700 metres and automatically switches to low beam. From a distance of up-to 400 metres the camera also detects if you approach a vehicle travelling in the same direction ahead of you and switches to low beam, making sure you do not dazzle other drivers. As soon as you are the only vehicle on the road, your high beams will automatically reactivate, allowing you to once again have the best possible visibility.

Installation is straight forward.  After purchasing the feature via the ConnectedDrive Store, simply download the Remote Software Upgrade to install the application in your vehicle. After a short activation period, your High Beam Assistant is ready to use. Once it has been enabled, you will find a detailed description of this feature in your vehicle’s integrated operating manual.

The features described here may not be fully supported in all markets.

May only be available with additional optional equipment. Availability of BMW ConnectedDrive Services are dependent on vehicle specification, optional equipment and production date. Please consult your local BMW Retailer for more information if required.




You will need the ConnectedDrive Store to install the High Beam Assistant. The availability of this feature depends on the hardware installed in the vehicle.

How to check whether the High Beam Assistant is available for your vehicle:

  • Method 1: Select "Check availability" at the top of this page and then enter your vehicle identification number (VIN). If this service is not available, you do not have the necessary hardware installed in your vehicle.

  • Method 2: Log in using your registered vehicle and browse to this service. You will then automatically see at the top of the page whether this service is available for your vehicle. If this service is not available, you do not have the necessary hardware installed in your vehicle.


If the High Beam Assistant is available to you, then the hardware for this feature has already been installed in your vehicle when it leaves the factors, at no extra cost. This gives you even more flexibility when it comes to configuring your vehicle.

It is quick and easy to activate after purchase using an over-the-air download:

  1. Add the High Beam Assistant to your shopping cart. Enter your payment details and confirm the purchase.
  2. The next time you drive your BMW, you will the see a notification on the control display prompting you to activate the service. You can choose to enable activation now or postpone it to a later time, whichever suits you best.
  3. Once you have confirmed the activation, your BMW takes a short amount of time to complete the installation. Your car must be parked during this time and cannot be driven.
  4. You will receive confirmation that the installation was successful at the beginning of your next journey.


Please note: You will not have the right to cancel the download purchase once download has begun and will not be entitled to a refund. By accepting the terms and conditions of service for the download purchase you acknowledge that your right of cancellation and refund are lost.  Your other statutory rights are not affected.