Braking control system for vehicle

  • US 10,023,161 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2016
  • Issued: 07/17/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An automatic emergency braking system for a vehicle, said automatic emergency braking system comprising:

  • a forward viewing camera that is configured to be disposed behind a windshield of a subject vehicle so as to view forwardly through the windshield;

    a control;

    said control comprising an image processor operable to process image data captured by said forward viewing camera when said forward viewing camera is disposed behind the windshield of the subject vehicle;

    wherein said control is operable to control a brake system of the subject vehicle;

    wherein, at least in part responsive to processing by said image processor of captured image data, the presence of another vehicle present in the field of view of said forward viewing camera and closing on the subject vehicle is determined;

    wherein, at least in part responsive to processing by said image processor of captured image data, a relative speed of the subject vehicle relative to the other vehicle is determined, and, responsive at least in part to a speed of the subject vehicle and the determined relative speed, said control controls the brake system of the subject vehicle;

    wherein said control applies the brakes of the brake system of the subject vehicle to slow the subject vehicle responsive at least in part to determination of the relative speed being greater than a threshold value;

    wherein, after actuation of the brake system by said control of said automatic emergency braking system of the subject vehicle, said automatic emergency braking system determines if a driver of the subject vehicle is impaired; and

    wherein, responsive to determination that the driver of the subject vehicle is impaired, said automatic emergency braking system does not allow the driver to override said control'"'"'s control of the brake system of the subject vehicle, and wherein, responsive to a determination that the driver of the subject vehicle is not impaired, said automatic emergency braking system allows the driver to override said control'"'"'s control of the brake system of the subject vehicle.

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