Vehicle vision system with front and rear camera integration

  • US 10,089,537 B2
  • Filed: 05/15/2013
  • Issued: 10/02/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • a forward facing camera module disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vision system, said forward facing camera module comprising a forward facing camera having a forward field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle, said forward facing camera capturing image data, wherein said forward facing camera module comprises an image processor, a decoder and an encoder;

    a rearward facing camera disposed at the equipped vehicle and having a rearward field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle, said rearward facing camera capturing video images;

    a display operable to display images for viewing by a driver of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein video images captured by said rearward facing camera is are fed to said decoder of said forward facing camera module and an output of said decoder is fed to said image processor;

    wherein said image processor of said forward facing camera module is operable to process image data captured by said forward facing camera to at least detect objects present in the forward field of view of said forward facing camera;

    wherein said image processor of said forward facing camera module is operable to process the output of said decoder to at least detect objects present in the rearward field of view of said rearward facing camera; and

    wherein an output of said image processor is fed to said encoder of said forward facing camera module and wherein an output of said encoder is fed to said display; and

    wherein, responsive to said output of said encoder, said display is operable to display video images representative of video images captured by said rearward facing camera for viewing by the driver of the equipped vehicle during a reversing maneuver of the equipped vehicle.

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