The basic variant of the headlamp control can automatically activate or deactivate the vehicle’s low beam lights in accordance with the current lighting conditions. The function improves driver visibility at night by automatically controlling the on/off function of the vehicle high beams through traffic detection.
Using video data, the range of the low beam or high beam lights can also be automatically adjusted. The next level of the intelligent headlamp control enables the adaptive control of the high beam. It not only controls the range or segmentation of the light, but also the width of the beam according to traffic conditions. This can illuminate curves in advance or a wider light cone, which can effectively illuminate the edges of the road in urban areas, ultimately helping the driver to spot any potentially vulnerable pedestrians.
With a further expansion of the headlamp control, the driver can leave the high beam on continuously without disturbing other vehicles. It uses headlights that are swivel-mounted horizontally and vertically or full LED headlights in which the entire light distribution is controlled in segments so that road users who could potentially be distracted are not exposed to the light cone while the remainder of the area can be optimally illuminated by the high beam. The light distribution from the high beams remain virtually unchanged for opposing vehicles, while the drivers visual range is considerably increased.