Vehicle imaging system with accessory control

  • US 6,822,563 B2
  • Filed: 01/14/2002
  • Issued: 11/23/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/22/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicular headlamp control for controlling a headlamp of a vehicle, said headlamp control comprising:

  • at least one imaging array sensor having a field of view directed outwardly of the vehicle and being adapted to receive at least a pair or images of a scene forward of the vehicle; and

    a control responsive to said at least one imaging array sensor to identify light sources of interest in said at least a pair of images and provide a control output to the vehicle, said control calculating a distance between at least one of the light sources of interest and said at least one imaging array sensor and providing said control output in response to said distance, said headlamp control controlling a headlamp of the vehicle in response to said control output.

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