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An apparatus for controlling the light distribution of a headlamp includes a vehicle speed sensor; a calculating device for estimating a position to be reached by the vehicle after a predetermined time along a forward roadway of the vehicle on the basis of a vehicle speed and information representing a route of the forward roadway, and for calculating a direction of illumination or a range of illumination by the headlamp so that light is illuminated onto an estimated position; and a control device for controlling the direction of illumination or the range of illumination by the headlamp on the basis of a result of calculation by the calculating device. The light is illuminated onto a position, which is located ahead of the vehicle and which is viewed by a driver, for obtaining an optimum light distribution for a field of view of the driver.

Title
Apparatus and method for controlling light distribution of headlamp
Application Number
8/112381
Publication Number
5660454
Application Date
August 27, 1993
Publication Date
August 26, 1997
Inventor
Takashi Nakamura
Susono
JP
Takakazu Mori
Toyoto
JP
Agent
Cushman Darby & Cushman IP Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro
Assignee
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
JP
IPC
B60Q 1/04
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