Control system to automatically control vehicle headlamps

  • US 20040069931A1
  • Filed: 10/02/2003
  • Published: 04/15/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/02/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An automatic vehicle exterior light control, comprising:

  • an image array sensor configured to capture at least one frame;

    a controller configured with an undim counter and a dim counter;

    said controller is configured to acquire images at a rate greater than, or equal to, two hundred forty frames per second;

    said controller is further configured to identify an AC powered light source;

    said controller is further configured to distinguish between external sources of light and reflections from the controlled vehicle'"'"'s head lamps off of various external objects;

    wherein said controller is further configured to generate an exterior light control.

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