Apparatus and method for controlling light distribution of headlamp

  • US 5,660,454 A
  • Filed: 08/27/1993
  • Issued: 08/26/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for controlling a light distribution of a headlamp in which light performance is changeable comprising:

  • a sensor means for detecting vehicle operating condition;

    calculating means for estimating a driver'"'"'s view position which is determined by a the distance a vehicle reaches after a predetermined time along a forward roadway, and calculating a deviation angle formed by a running direction of said vehicle and a direction of said driver'"'"'s view position; and

    first control means for controlling the light distribution composed of beam spread and beam orientation of said headlamp on the basis of a result of calculation by said calculating means.

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