Control system for vehicle

  • US 10,046,702 B2
  • Filed: 12/04/2017
  • Issued: 08/14/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular control system suitable for use in a vehicle, said vehicular control system comprising:

  • a data processor module disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vehicular control system;

    said data processor module receiving and processing image data provided by a plurality of video sensors disposed at the equipped vehicle;

    said data processor module receiving and processing sensor data provided by a plurality of non-video sensors disposed at the equipped vehicle;

    said plurality of non-video sensors comprising a radar sensor;

    said plurality of video sensors comprising at least five vehicular cameras;

    said at least five vehicular cameras comprising a first vehicular camera disposed at a driver side of the equipped vehicle;

    said at least five vehicular cameras comprising a second vehicular camera disposed at a passenger side of the equipped vehicle;

    said at least five vehicular cameras comprising a third vehicular camera disposed at a rear portion of the equipped vehicle;

    said at least five vehicular cameras comprising a fourth vehicular camera disposed at a front portion of the equipped vehicle;

    said at least five vehicular cameras comprising a fifth vehicular camera disposed at an in-cabin side of a windshield of the equipped vehicle and viewing forwardly through the windshield of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said first vehicular camera has a first field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle and is operable to capture first image data;

    wherein said second vehicular camera has a second field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle and is operable to capture second image data;

    wherein said third vehicular camera has a third field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle and is operable to capture third image data;

    wherein said fourth vehicular camera has a fourth field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle and is operable to capture fourth image data;

    wherein said fifth vehicular camera has a fifth field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle and is operable to capture fifth image data;

    wherein said data processor module receives first image data captured by said first vehicular camera at a first interface;

    wherein said data processor module receives second image data captured by said second vehicular camera at a second interface;

    wherein said data processor module receives third image data captured by said third vehicular camera at a third interface;

    wherein said data processor module receives fourth image data captured by said fourth vehicular camera at a fourth interface;

    wherein said data processor module receives fifth image data captured by said fifth vehicular camera at a fifth interface;

    wherein said data processor module receives radar data captured by said radar sensor of said plurality of non-video sensors;

    wherein said data processor module comprises a radar sensor interface configured for receiving radar data captured by said radar sensor of said plurality of non-video sensors;

    wherein said data processor module communicates with other vehicle systems via a vehicle bus of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein, responsive at least in part to processing of image data and sensor data at said data processor module, other vehicles present exterior of the equipped vehicle are detected; and

    wherein, responsive at least in part to processing of image data and sensor data at said data processor module, a speed control system of the equipped vehicle is controlled.

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