Re: Criminal Negligence and/or Corporate Malfeasance? Those are a Rock and a Hard Place
Cars and CDV's with type approval gained after 06/02/11 (for sale in Europe) must have seperate daytime running lights, commercial and public service vehicles must have them if they gained type approval after 01/08/12. Nordic countries mandated DRL's in 1977.
Many vehicles do activate full headlights when the wipers are activated more than 3 times a minute, regardless of whether DRL's are fitted or not, as mentioned, the light switch has to be in the 'auto' position for this functionality to operate though. - and it certainly pre-dates DRL's, I'm fairly sure it was a Ford feature ported across to all PAG vehicles (like heated windscreens) and licenced to other manufacturers.