Vehicle vision system with camera viewing through windshield

  • US 10,112,552 B2
  • Filed: 03/07/2016
  • Issued: 10/30/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vision system of a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • a camera disposed at a windshield of a vehicle viewing through the windshield and exterior of the vehicle;

    a light-absorbing hiding layer established at part of the windshield at an area at which said camera is disposed;

    wherein said light-absorbing hiding layer has a light-transmitting portion established therethrough and wherein said light-transmitting portion is aligned with a lens and imager of said camera such that said camera views through the windshield via said light-transmitting portion;

    wherein said light-transmitting portion comprises a wider central region, a narrower upper region above said wider central region, and a narrower lower region below said wider central region, and wherein said narrower upper region has a width that is narrower than a width of said wider central region, and wherein said narrower lower region has a width that is narrower than the width of said wider central region, and wherein said wider central region of said light-transmitting portion provides a wide angle field of view through the windshield for said camera at a region ahead of the vehicle, and wherein said narrower lower region of said light-transmitting portion reduces the field of view through the windshield for said camera at regions near to and sidewards from the front of the vehicle; and

    an image processor operable to process image data captured by said camera for at least one of (i) an object detection function, (ii) a lane marker detection function, (iii) an emergency braking function and (iv) a warning function.

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