Automatic exterior light control for a vehicle

  • US 7,423,248 B2
  • Filed: 11/07/2007
  • Issued: 09/09/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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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, wherein said image array sensor is configured and mounted such that a field of view of said image array sensor substantially passes through an associated windshield area that is wiped by a windshield wiper; and

    a controller connected to said image array sensor and configured to receive at least a portion of at least one image from said image array sensor that is substantially free of windshield surface contamination, said controller, responsive to said image array sensor, generating an output for controlling at least one exterior light of the vehicle.

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