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1. EP2734415 - METHOD OF CONTROLLING A FUNCTIONAL MEMBER OF A VEHICLE AND FUNCTIONAL UNIT OF A VEHICLE

Office
European Patent Office
Application Number 12737270
Application Date 16.07.2012
Publication Number 2734415
Publication Date 28.05.2014
Publication Kind B1
IPC
B60Q 1/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor
02the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments
04the devices being headlights
14having dimming means
B60S 1/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
SSERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Cleaning of vehicles
02Cleaning windscreens, windows, or optical devices
04Wipers or the like, e.g. scrapers
06characterised by the drive
08electrically driven
CPC
B60Q 1/143
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
02the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments
04the devices being headlights
14having dimming means
1415Dimming circuits
1423Automatic dimming circuits, i.e. switching between high beam and low beam due to change of ambient light or light level in road traffic
143combined with another condition, e.g. using vehicle recognition from camera images or activation of wipers
B60Q 2300/338
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
2300Indexing codes for automatically adjustable headlamps or automatically dimmable headlamps
30Indexing codes relating to the vehicle environment
33Driving situation
338Overtaking
B60S 1/0818
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
SSERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Cleaning of vehicles
02Cleaning windscreens, windows or optical devices
04Wipers or the like, e.g. scrapers
06characterised by the drive
08electrically driven
0818including control systems responsive to external conditions, e.g. by detection of moisture, dirt or the like
Applicants VALEO VISION
Inventors REISS BENOÎT
Designated States
Priority Data 1156616 21.07.2011 FR
Title
(DE) VERFAHREN ZUR STEUERUNG EINES FUNKTIONSTEILS EINES FAHRZEUGS UND FUNKTIONSEINHEIT EINES FAHRZEUGS
(EN) METHOD OF CONTROLLING A FUNCTIONAL MEMBER OF A VEHICLE AND FUNCTIONAL UNIT OF A VEHICLE
(FR) PROCEDE DE CONTROLE D'UN ORGANE FONCTIONNEL DE VEHICULE ET UNITE FONCTIONNELLE DE VEHICULE
Abstract
(EN)
The invention concerns a method of controlling at least one functional member (5, 9) of a motor vehicle (1), said at least one functional member (5, 9) being able to function according to a road mode suitable for driving in the absence of an overtaking vehicle (1a), and a passing mode, suitable for the presence of an overtaking vehicle (1a), characterised in that it comprises the following steps: a. detecting (101) an overtaking vehicle (1a) in a rear lateral zone, b. shifting (105, 111) from the road operating mode to the passing operating mode when the overtaking vehicle (1a) is detected in the rear lateral zone. The invention also relates to a functional unit of a motor vehicle (1) configured to implement the method.

(FR)
L'invention concerne un procédé de contrôle d'au moins un organe fonctionnel (5, 9) d'un véhicule automobile (1), le au moins un organe fonctionnel (5, 9) pouvant fonctionner selon un mode de route adapté à la circulation en l'absence de véhicule dépassant (1a), et un mode de croisement, adapté à la présence d'un véhicule dépassant (1a), caractérisé en ce qu'il comporte les étapes : a. on détecte (101) un véhicule dépassant (1a) dans une zone latérale arrière, b. on bascule (105, 111) du mode de fonctionnement de route au mode de fonctionnement de croisement lorsqu'un véhicule dépassant (1a) est détecté dans la zone latérale arrière. L'invention se rapporte aussi à une unité fonctionnelle de véhicule automobile (1) configurée pour la mise en place du procédé.