Vehicle control system with reverse assist

  • US 10,160,437 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2017
  • Issued: 12/25/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/29/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A control system for a vehicle, said control system comprising:

  • a camera disposed at a rear portion of a vehicle and having a field of view rearward of the vehicle;

    at least one non-imaging sensor disposed at the vehicle so as to sense a region at least rearward and sideward of the vehicle;

    a control unit having an image processor operable to process image data captured by said camera, said control unit operable to process data sensed by said non-imaging sensor;

    wherein, during a reversing maneuver of the vehicle along a pathway, said control unit, responsive to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said camera, determines edges of the pathway;

    wherein, during the reversing maneuver of the vehicle along the pathway, said control unit, responsive to processing of data sensed by said non-imaging sensor, determines distances to objects present at or near the pathway and in the path of reverse travel of the vehicle; and

    wherein said control unit, responsive to determination of the edges of the pathway and determination of objects present along the pathway, is operable to steer the vehicle along the pathway to reverse the vehicle along the pathway without the vehicle departing beyond the determined edges of the pathway.

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