Rearview assembly with multiple ambient light sensors

  • US 8,620,523 B2
  • Filed: 06/12/2012
  • Issued: 12/31/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/24/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rearview assembly configured for use with a vehicle, the rearview assembly comprising:

  • a first light sensor generally facing forward with respect to a forward driving orientation of the vehicle and configured to detect ambient light;

    a second light sensor generally facing forward with respect to a forward driving orientation of the vehicle and configured to detect ambient light, wherein said second light sensor is spaced apart at least about 10 cm from said first light sensor;

    a rearview component configured to display an image rearward of the vehicle; and

    a processor communicatively connected to said first light sensor, said second light sensor, and said rearview component, wherein said processor is configured to control said rearview component based upon light detected by at least one of said first and second light sensors.

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