Control system for automotive vehicle headlamps and other vehicle equipment

  • US 5,537,003 A
  • Filed: 04/08/1994
  • Issued: 07/16/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/08/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a control system for controlling the energization and the state of automotive vehicle equipment, said equipment including an electrically energizable headlamp having a high beam state and a low beam state, said control system including control means operable to control the state of the beams of said headlamp, said control means including sensing means having a field of view and effective to sense the intensity of a beam of light emanating from a second vehicle, means for incrementally scanning the field of view of said sensing means, and means operable to change the state of the beam of said headlamp as a function of the incrementally scanned sensed intensity of the beam of light emanating from said second vehicle.

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