Image acquisition and processing methods for automatic vehicular exterior lighting control

  • US 7,565,006 B2
  • Filed: 08/20/2003
  • Issued: 07/21/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/21/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An automatic vehicular exterior light control, comprising:

  • a controller configured to generate at least one exterior light control signal as a function of at least one probability function, wherein said at least one probability function comprises a plurality of variables and a substantially continuous output value having at least three states indicative of a probability; and

    wherein said variables are selected from the group of controlled vehicle associated operating parameters comprising;

    vehicle speed, ambient light level, vehicle turn rate, lane tracking, vehicle pitch, vehicle yaw, geographic location and road type.

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