Blue Eyes White Dragon™
Does anybody else use the automatic dimming high beam light system in the Venue? I have the SEL trim. I assume it's probably standard across the lineup. You put it in this mode and the high beams will be on until it senses lots of lights or an oncoming car, then it will lower the headlights to normal, then when the lights in your path go dimmer it will go back to high beams.
This feature first appeared in the early 1950s on Cadillacs as the "autronic eye" option. An early 1950's Cadillac in today's dollars would be like $60,000. So our modestly priced Venues are indeed very well-equipped.
I also love the automatic headlights. I just leave it in Auto mode, and also the HVAC system I leave it in auto mode at 68 degrees F.
I actually have only used it once while driving near a forest road.
I am not confident about that feature. I feel like it works the way it is intended, but oncoming drivers are blinded by a few seconds before it turns off.
Because the sensor has to detect light first before shutting off, and what if their light is still "reaching" you.