Continuously variable headlamp control

  • US 6,906,467 B2
  • Filed: 07/10/2003
  • Issued: 06/14/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/18/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An automatic exterior light control, comprising:

  • an image array sensor, said image array sensor comprising an array of pixel sensors; and

    a controller configured to generate an exterior light control signal, said controller is further configured to generate a predetermined rate of change of said exterior light control signal over a predetermined time that is a function of at least one variables selected from a group comprising;

    a current inclination angle of a headlight, an estimated range of an oncoming vehicle, an estimated range of a leading vehicle and an ambient light level.

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