Light source detection and categorization system for automatic vehicle exterior light control and method of manufacturing

  • US 20040021853A1
  • Filed: 07/30/2002
  • Published: 02/05/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A distant taillight detection system for use with an automatic vehicle exterior light control system, comprising:

  • at least one optical system having a lens system assembly that projects light rays emitted by an 8 to 20 centimeter diameter, red, taillight assembly, located between 100 and 250 meters away from said lens system assembly, onto a pixel array such that said projected light rays substantially spans at least one pixel pitch.

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