Control system to automatically control vehicle headlamps

  • US 20060091813A1
  • Filed: 12/13/2005
  • Published: 05/04/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/02/1997
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A control system for automatically controlling the state of the head lamps of a controlled vehicle, the control system comprising:

  • an optical system for imaging external sources of light within a predetermined field of view, the optical system including an image array sensor and two or more lenses configured to image said predetermined field of view onto two or more corresponding portions of said array; and

    an image processing system for processing images from said optical system and providing a control signal for controlling the head lamps as a function of the relative output of the pixels imaging said external sources of light.

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