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 by 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.