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Driving late at night in LA and across from me at the intersection is LAPD. They honk their horn but I had no idea why. Light turns green and as I'm passing them they turn on their spotlight on my face. They make a U-Turn and tell me that my high beams are on and to turn it off. I tell them and show them that they're not on high beam but then they say that my headlights are blinding and a hazard. I don't agree with them and told them that them flashing their spotlight on my face while I'm driving is more hazardous than my own headlights.

Not trying to rant or anything but it just goes to show that these headlights are really good at illuminating the road ahead. That being said, anyone think that the headlights might cause the Polestar 2 to not get IIHS Top Safety Pick + because they too think it's "too bright"?
 

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You sure they are correctly aligned - there was a spate of cars delivered in Europe with them miles out. Here's how to check (sorry, this is in Metres, you'll have to translate!).

Park on a perfectly flat surface directly next to a wall. Mark the top of the beam on the wall.

Reverse back exactly 10M, the top of the beam on the wall should now be 12cm lower. If it stayed the same or got higher, then the lights are misaligned. In a nutshell, the beam should go down by 1.2%
 

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You sure they are correctly aligned - there was a spate of cars delivered in Europe with them miles out. Here's how to check (sorry, this is in Metres, you'll have to translate!).

Park on a perfectly flat surface directly next to a wall. Mark the top of the beam on the wall.

Reverse back exactly 10M, the top of the beam on the wall should now be 12cm lower. If it stayed the same or got higher, then the lights are misaligned. In a nutshell, the beam should go down by 1.2%
We have no way of measuring meters here. We’re on the Imperial system, Steve! 😂

Could you give it to us in feet?
 

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We tried starting with Jimmy Carter back in the 70s.

We gave up in the 90s.
 
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I'm sure you're joking but just in case you're not, maybe do 35 feet back which should give you about 5" down!
😂 Maybe vulgar American sarcasm doesn’t translate into the King’s English well.

Actually, I have a background in science and medicine and prefer the metric system. It’s used exclusively throughout medicine, even in the US.
 

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im really surprised that with the MATRIX lights that they didn't think to use that 'programmable functionality' to aim them (blank the top) a bit lower/correctly for us here in the US as a default, that's one of the benefits of such tech.. such an 'easy fix'...

hopefully you didn't get a ticket.. and if you did, forward it to Polestar ASAP

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😂 Maybe vulgar American sarcasm doesn’t translate into the King’s English well.

Actually, I have a background in science and medicine and prefer the metric system. It’s used exclusively throughout medicine, even in the US.
Oops, sorry!
 

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im really surprised that with the MATRIX lights that they didn't think to use that 'programmable functionality' to aim them (blank the top) a bit lower/correctly for us here in the US as a default, that's one of the benefits of such tech.. such an 'easy fix'...

hopefully you didn't get a ticket.. and if you did, forward it to Polestar ASAP

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It’s not a US / Europe issue. They were simply not mechanically aligned correctly in the factory. Affected hundreds, maybe thousands of vehicles over here. The US ones should have been correct though as most if not all of them were shipped after the issue was discovered. Who knows!

Until the OP checks his, this is all hypothetical anyway - could have just been an over zealous policeman....

The matrix system cannot be used for correcting vertical errors because it’s only three pixels high!
 

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two out of three makes a difference... and 'correcting vertical errors' ,within a certain limit, is exactly what the system is doing when approaching traffic.. the birds in the trees disappear also..


but you get my point.
 

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You sure they are correctly aligned - there was a spate of cars delivered in Europe with them miles out. Here's how to check (sorry, this is in Metres, you'll have to translate!).

Park on a perfectly flat surface directly next to a wall. Mark the top of the beam on the wall.

Reverse back exactly 10M, the top of the beam on the wall should now be 12cm lower. If it stayed the same or got higher, then the lights are misaligned. In a nutshell, the beam should go down by 1.2%
Will try this tonight
 
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