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1. (WO2018146801) VEHICLE LIGHTING CONTROL METHOD AND VEHICLE LIGHTING CONTROL APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/146801    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2017/004976
Publication Date: Fri Aug 17 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 11 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B60Q 1/20
B60Q 1/14
F21S 8/12
Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
日産自動車株式会社
RENAULT S.A.S.
ルノー エス.ア.エス.
Inventors: KITAKATSU Maya
北勝 真弥
ASHIDA Takashi
蘆田 隆
Title: VEHICLE LIGHTING CONTROL METHOD AND VEHICLE LIGHTING CONTROL APPARATUS
Abstract:
The present invention comprises a fog detection unit (11) which detects the presence or absence of fog around a vehicle. The present invention further comprises a lighting control unit (12) which, when the occurrence of fog is detected by the fog detection unit (11), sets to low beam the distribution of light ahead of the vehicle in the lane being travelled on, and sets to high beam the light distribution in a region adjacent to the travel lane. During the occurrence of fog, the region ahead of the lane that the vehicle is travelling on is set to low beam, and thus it is possible to prevent the light radiated from headlights (21R, 21L) from reflecting diffusely and dazzling the occupants of the vehicle.