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    Default noticed a fog lamp feature during a trip

    was running my back roads heading home.
    noticed a car behind me and at a glance noticed "yup" he's got a fog lamp out.

    keep my eyes back on the road and keeping note of they guys distance behind me and watching for deer.

    glanced up again and i was like,, humm i must have been seeing things.
    now this guy has the other fog lamp on,, and the one that was on is now off. He must have a intermittant wiring issue when he hits bumps or something.

    wrote it off to some rednecking wiring problems.

    payed attention more closely now ..............

    when we entered a left curve and if the curve arch was tight enough, i saw it happen.......... his left fog lamp came on and by a timer turned off.
    when we entered a right curve and if the curve arch was tight enough, his right fog lamp came on and by a timer turned off.
    while in a straight away, both fog lamps were off.

    Is this a OEM factory option?

    to light up more forward ground while in a curve?

    seems like an easy integration on our cars wouldnt you all think?

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    What make of car?
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    Hmm. Some luxury SUVs (Lexus) have headlamps that follow a curve. I haven't heard of an on/off fog light feature.
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    Some of the newer European cars have headlight systems that will angle themselves to follow the road and adjust the projection of the beam light up the road as if you have your brights on yet shut off sections of the beam to not blind oncoming traffic or the vehicle in front of you. An example would be Audi's Matrix system.
    Current US regulations don't allow for these systems over here just yet but I believe that may only apply to the headlights. The auxiliary light or fog lights may not have as much limitation and some automakers may be utilizing them now to come on with turns of the wheel at speed.

    Ford currently has "Cornering Front Fog Lamps" as an option on some models but these act just the same as the "Cornering Lamps" that our cars have in that they illuminate with the turn-signal.
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    Our FoST has cornering lights that are actuated based on steering angle.
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