Imaging system for vehicle headlamp control

  • US 6,653,615 B2
  • Filed: 09/12/2001
  • Issued: 11/25/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/09/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for controlling at least one headlamp of a vehicle comprising:

  • an array of sensors;

    at least one lens for gathering light rays from a region substantially in front of the vehicle and focusing the gathered light rays on a focal plane at said sensor array, said at least one lens including a dye for spectrally filtering portions of the visible spectrum of at least some of the gathered light rays; and

    a control circuit in communication with said sensor array for reading light levels from said sensors and for controlling the at least one headlamp based on the light levels, wherein said at least one lens includes at least two lenses each for gathering light rays from a region substantially in front of the vehicle and focusing the gathered light rays on said sensor array, each of said lenses being associated with a different spectral band.

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