System for controlling exterior vehicle lights

  • US 6,587,573 B1
  • Filed: 03/05/2001
  • Issued: 07/01/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/20/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A control system to control exterior lights of a controlled vehicle comprising:

  • an imaging system configured to image the scene forward of the controlled vehicle; and

    a control circuit for processing the image of the scene obtained from said imaging system and for controlling the exterior lights to change their beam pattern in response to objects detected in the processed scene, said control circuit disables automatic control of the exterior lights in response to activation of the vehicle windshield wipers.

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