Patent Number: 7,824,085

Title: Vehicular illumination device

Abstract: A vehicular illumination device includes a light distribution control unit, a determination unit and a control unit. The light distribution control unit performs an alteration control of a vehicular illumination unit so as to alter a light distribution with respect to an illumination object detected by a detection unit. When the illumination object ceases to be detected, the determination unit determines whether or not there is a need to maintain the alteration control in a current state. When it is determined that there is a need to maintain the alteration control in the current state, the control unit controls the light distribution control unit so as to maintain the alteration control in the current state.

Inventors: Watanabe; Shinya (Seto, JP)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B60Q 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00