Vehicle headlight control using imaging sensor

  • US 5,796,094 A
  • Filed: 03/25/1996
  • Issued: 08/18/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicle headlamp control, comprising:

  • an imaging sensor that senses light in spatially separated regions of a field of view forward of a vehicle; and

    a control circuit that is responsive to said imaging sensor in order to determine if individual regions of the field of view include light levels having a particular intensity level in order to identify light sources of interest and provide a control output to said vehicle that is a function of the identification of light sources of interest including sensing oncoming vehicle headlights using a particular sensitivity and sensing leading vehicle taillights using a sensitivity higher than said particular sensitivity.

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