Image sensing system for controlling an accessory or headlight of a vehicle

  • US 7,388,182 B2
  • Filed: 01/09/2007
  • Issued: 06/17/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An image sensing system for a vehicle, said image sensing system comprising:

  • an imaging sensor;

    said imaging sensor comprising a two-dimensional array of light sensing photosensor elements formed on a semiconductor substrate;

    a logic and control circuit;

    said logic and control circuit comprising an image processor for processing image data derived from said imaging sensor;

    said image processing comprising at least one of (i) spatial differentiation, (ii) spectral signature recognition, and (iii) pattern recognition;

    said logic and control circuit generating at least one control output for controlling at least one light of the vehicle;

    said imaging sensor disposed at an interior portion of the vehicle proximate the windshield of the vehicle;

    said imaging sensor having a forward field of view to the exterior of the vehicle through an area of the windshield;

    wherein said at least one light of the vehicle comprises a headlight of the vehicle; and

    wherein said at least one control output controls at least one of (i) a beam state of said headlight, (ii) a beam aim of said headlight, (iii) a beam pattern of said headlight, and (iv) a beam intensity of said headlight.

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