Vehicle headlight control using imaging sensor identifying objects by geometric configuration

  • US 6,559,435 B2
  • Filed: 11/16/2001
  • Issued: 05/06/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A headlamp control system for a motor vehicle comprising:

  • an imaging array sensor operable to sense light in a field of view forward of the motor vehicle; and

    a control that is responsive to said imaging array sensor, said control being operable to identify at least one object of interest in the field of view by a geometric organization of the at least one object, said control being operable to control a headlamp of the motor vehicle in response to an identification of said at least one object, said at least one object comprising at least one of a headlamp of at least one other vehicle approaching the motor vehicle, a taillight of at least one other vehicle being approached by the motor vehicle, a traffic sign, a lane marker and a traffic light.

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