System for controlling exterior vehicle lights

  • US 6,928,180 B2
  • Filed: 12/11/2002
  • Issued: 08/09/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/20/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An automatic vehicle exterior light control, comprising:

  • a controller configured to receive at least one image and to identify at least one object within said at least one image, said controller is further configured to generate an object list history;

    wherein, said object list history includes at least one object characteristic selected from the group comprising;

    an x-coordinate of at least one pixel within the object;

    a y-coordinate of at least one pixel within the object;

    a sum of grayscale values of all object pixels;

    a total number of object pixels;

    a grayscale value of object brightest pixel;

    a brightness ratio between red filtered and non-red filtered object;

    an average object grayscale value;

    an object width;

    an object height; and

    at least one object sensitivity.

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