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I have been paying attention to the function of the adaptive Xenon headlights on the Stelvio-- under certain conditions and at certain speeds (auto high beam enabled), they turn into the direction of the vehicle. The video seems to show the feature:


Here's another video from Giulia, which I would assume is very similar:
(I about messed my knickers about 50 seconds in... you'll see why).


Here's from the IIHS (USA, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety):


And finally, here's another example from a headlight developer that shows the mechanics of the gimbal mechanism:


Either way I would say the lighting is excellent and contributes to safety and lower insurance costs, one of the things we are really appreciating about our Alfa experience.
 
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I was looking to learn a little more about this headlight system, so thanks for sharing all these videos. Does it come standard across the different trims or is it part of an additional tech package?
 

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Omega: Welcome to the club- my understanding is they are included in all trim levels in the USA and Canada. However specific feature and trim mixes do vary in other markets.
 

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Omega: Welcome to the club- my understanding is they are included in all trim levels in the USA and Canada. However specific feature and trim mixes do vary in other markets.
The Automatic high beam is only on the dynamic driving aid package which includes the adaptive cruise and the lane keep assist, otherwise the lights are standard

I was looking to learn a little more about this headlight system, so thanks for sharing all these videos. Does it come standard across the different trims or is it part of an additional tech package?
The steering function demonstrated on the 2nd video (the gimbaled light in the last video) is standard on all stelvio's, automatic high beam is optional. As for the rest of the features detailed in the last video I'm not certain which modes are or are not supported on our cars, the official video (1st one) clearly shows references to two modes, but that doesn't mean the others aren't in there too.

Alfa has taken an unusual approach to features on the Stelvio, they are loading it with stuff like the adaptive beam headlights, and not even telling the dealers about it. Usually a car maker will put a $20 part in a car and sell it for a $750 upgrade and brag about all the features you can get, and the dealer will try to sell you on everything about it. With Alfa it seems they've loaded the car with options standard, didn't tell the dealer, and barely mention it in their official documentation. If these headlights were in a BMW or even a Chevy, I promise there would be brochures detailing everything about them and how they work similar to what's in the Hella video at every dealer, and no one would walk away from a showroom not knowing about the adaptive intelligent headlights, or whatever brand name the brand wanted to use for them.
 

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I was trying to see if the adaptive headlights works during low speed, but it didn't seems turning, does anyone know if the feature only active during certain speed?
 

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There is a minimum speed to enable the feature - presumably to limit glare. You can be sure there are volumes of rules and regulations governing every aspect of all of it.

I am still loving the feature!
 
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