2015 Volvo S60: Active Headlamps
March 27, 2015
Our long-term 2015 Volvo S60 test car has optional bi-xenon active headlamps. It's not earth shattering technology. Even the famed Tucker "Torpedo" had at least one headlamp that followed the direction of the steering wheel back when the earth was still cooling.
But what's nice about our Volvo is that owners may choose to disable this functionality, as well as others, on this screen. Although we can't think of a reason we'd like to de-select this light show, so click through to see video of exactly how active these Volvo active headlamps truly are.
Compared to others I've observed, these Volvo headlamps are pretty darned active, requiring very little steering input to produce a noticeable wiggle in the headlamp pattern.
Would you ever disable this feature?
Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor