Calibration system and method for vehicular surround vision system

  • US 10,264,249 B2
  • Filed: 11/07/2016
  • Issued: 04/16/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/15/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A camera calibration method for calibrating at least one camera of a vehicle, said camera calibration method comprising:

  • providing a target area for a vehicle to be positioned at, the vehicle having a forward camera, a rearward camera and opposite side cameras;

    the vehicle to be positioned at the target area having a type or size of the vehicle to be positioned at the target area;

    when the vehicle is positioned at the target area, electronically generating a target at an overlapping portion of the fields of view of two of the cameras of the vehicle by use of light projection;

    configuring the target responsive to the type or size of the vehicle to adapt the target, when the target is electronically generated at the target area, for the particular type or size of the vehicle positioned at the target area;

    capturing image data via the two cameras that is representative of the target electronically generated at the overlapping portion;

    processing image data captured by the two cameras to detect the target that is electronically generated at the overlapping portion of the fields of view of the two cameras; and

    calibrating at least one of the two cameras responsive to detection of the target that is electronically generated at the target area.

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