Control system to automatically control vehicle headlamps

  • US 6,653,614 B2
  • Filed: 06/05/2001
  • Issued: 11/25/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/02/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A sensor for use in a system to control the headlamps of a controlled vehicle comprising:

  • an image array sensor; and

    an optical system configured to image a scene forward of the controlled vehicle onto said image array sensor, said optical system including two or more lenses including a first lens configured to image objects in the scene that emit light within a first predetermined spectral band onto a first portion of said image array sensor, and a second lens configured to image objects in the scene that emit light within a second different predetermined spectral band onto a second different portion of said image array sensor, wherein each lens is shaped and positioned as a function of the predetermined spectral band within which the lens is to transmit light.

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