US 9,809,152 B2
Smart light assembly and smart lighting system for a motor vehicle
Jeffrey Thomas Remillard, Ypsilanti, MI (US); and Michael Bryan VanBelle, Canton, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Mar. 18, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/74,420.
Prior Publication US 2017/0267162 A1, Sep. 21, 2017
Int. Cl. B60Q 1/26 (2006.01); B60Q 1/08 (2006.01); F21S 8/10 (2006.01); F21V 23/00 (2015.01); B60Q 1/00 (2006.01); F21Y 115/10 (2016.01)
CPC B60Q 1/085 (2013.01) [B60Q 1/0023 (2013.01); F21S 48/115 (2013.01); F21V 23/003 (2013.01); F21Y 2115/10 (2016.08)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A smart light assembly for a motor vehicle, comprising:
an electronic sensing device dedicated to said smart light assembly;
an adjustable beam light source; and
a controller directly connected to said adjustable beam light source, wherein said controller is configured to receive data from a motor vehicle speed monitoring device, a motor vehicle acceleration monitoring device and a motor vehicle location monitoring device, and direct illumination from said adjustable beam light source so as to follow a roadway upon which said motor vehicle is being operated.