Patent Number: 8,716,935

Title: Light irradiation control system for vehicle lamp

Abstract: A light irradiation control system for a vehicle lamp includes a control unit configured to provide control signals for controlling light irradiation of the vehicle lamp based on detection signals detected by sensors. Actuator units are configured to control the light irradiation of the vehicle lamp based on the control signals. The control unit includes a body-side control unit and a lamp-side control unit. The body-side control unit is configured to perform signal processing on the detection signals and to provide the signal-processed signals to a common bus as common data. The lamp-side control unit, which is mounted in at least some of the actuator units, is connected to the common bus to provide the control signals based on the common data provided to the common bus.

Inventors: Nakazawa; Yuichi (Shizuoka, JP), Kurebayashi; Toshihiko (Shizuoka, JP), Sakai; Tomoyuki (Shizuoka, JP), Inoue; Katsumi (Shizuoka, JP), Otaka; Hiroshi (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B60Q 1/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018