Adaptive forward lighting system for vehicle

  • US 8,162,518 B2
  • Filed: 06/30/2011
  • Issued: 04/24/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An adaptive forward lighting system for a vehicle, said adaptive forward lighting system comprising:

  • an imaging sensor, said imaging sensor comprising a two-dimensional array of light sensing photosensor elements, said imaging sensor monitoring a scene forward of the direction of travel of the controlled vehicle;

    a control, said control processing image data from said imaging sensor;

    wherein adjustment between a first beam pattern and a second beam pattern of a vehicle headlamp of the controlled vehicle is responsive, at least in part, to said processing of said image data; and

    wherein said control receives trajectory data indicative of a vehicle trajectory of the controlled vehicle via a vehicle communication bus, and wherein said control adjusts between a first beam pattern and a second beam pattern of a vehicle headlamp of the controlled vehicle responsive, at least in part, to said trajectory data.

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