The multifunctional sensor on the windshield.
Sensors which automatically control wipers are increasingly fitted as standard on modern vehicles. Valeo, one of the leading suppliers of rain sensors, has developed this technology further to create a truly multifunctional sensor.
In addition to making things easier for the driver, the aim is to make driving safer and reduce fuel consumption. The sensor not only measures the volume of rain: it also automatically activates and deactivates low-beam lamps depending on ambient light levels. Tunnel entrances are recognized in advance, so that lights are turned on in time.