Continuously variable headlamp control

  • US 6,593,698 B2
  • Filed: 07/18/2002
  • Issued: 07/15/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/18/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A control system for controlling equipment within a vehicle, said control system comprising:

  • an imaging system adapted to be mounted to the vehicle for obtaining an image, said imaging system including an array of sensors each generating electrical signals representing a light level sensed by the sensor; and

    a control circuit in communication with the equipment to be controlled and operable to acquire and process electrical signals received from said array of sensors, said control circuit is operable to control the vehicle equipment in response to the electrical signals received from said array of sensors, wherein said control circuit is operable to automatically calibrate the aim of the imaging system relative to the vehicle based upon images detected by said imaging system.

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