Vision system for vehicle

  • US 10,071,687 B2
  • Filed: 11/27/2012
  • Issued: 09/11/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • multiple cameras disposed at a vehicle each having a field of view exterior of the vehicle;

    a display device operable to display, for viewing by a driver of the vehicle, at least one of (a) video images derived from image data captured by at least some of said cameras and (b) a composite image formed from image data captured by at least some of said cameras;

    a central processing unit comprising an image processor, wherein said central processing unit is in communication with said cameras and a remote device;

    wherein image data captured by at least some of said cameras is sent to said central processing unit and wherein said image data as sent is substantially unmodified and is as captured by the respective ones of said at least some of said cameras;

    wherein, responsive to processing by said image processor of image data captured by at least some of said cameras, said central processing unit determines presence of an object in the field of view of at least one of said cameras;

    wherein said central processing unit receives system updates from the remote device via wireless communications from the remote device, and wherein the updates include updating of image processing software used by said image processor;

    wherein said system receives inputs from at least one non-permanently mounted device; and

    wherein said non-permanently mounted device comprises a camera that is wirelessly linked via a non-permanent wired connected device that receives image data from said camera via a wireless port, and wherein said non-permanent wired connected device comprises a mobile phone device with a wireless interface for transferring image data captured by said camera.

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