Vehicular display system

  • US 10,300,856 B2
  • Filed: 08/20/2018
  • Issued: 05/28/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/01/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular display system comprising:

  • a video processor configured to be disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vehicular display system;

    a single video display screen configured to be disposed at the equipped vehicle for displaying video images for viewing by a driver of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein, with said video processor and said single video display screen disposed at the equipped vehicle, said video processor is operable to process video image data captured by a video camera disposed at an external portion of the equipped vehicle and having a field of view at least rearward of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said single video display screen comprises a left display region at a left portion of said single video display screen and a right display region at a right portion of said single video display screen;

    wherein said single video display screen comprises a middle display region between said left display region and said right display region;

    wherein said left display region, said middle display region and said right display region comprise separate portions of said single video display screen;

    wherein, with said video processor and said single video display screen disposed at the equipped vehicle, said single video display screen (i) is operable to use said left display region to display video images derived from a left portion of video image data captured by the video camera, (ii) is operable to use said middle display region to display video images derived from a middle portion of video image data captured by the video camera, and (iii) is operable to use said right display region to display video images derived from a right portion of video image data captured by the video camera;

    wherein, with said video processor and said single video display screen disposed at the equipped vehicle, said single video display screen displays video images at said left display region of said single video display screen that are derived from the left portion of video image data captured by the video camera in order to display video images representative of the scene occurring at a left side lane at the left side of the equipped vehicle responsive to an input selected from the group consisting of (a) actuation of a left turn signal indicator of the equipped vehicle, (b) detection of another vehicle in or approaching the left side lane adjacent to the equipped vehicle and (c) a lane departure warning system of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein, when said single video display screen is displaying video images at said left display region that are derived from the left portion of video image data captured by the video camera, said single video display screen does not display video images representative of the right portion of video image data captured by the video camera at said right display region;

    wherein, with said video processor and said single video display screen disposed at the equipped vehicle, said single video display screen displays video images at said right display region of said single video display screen that are derived from the right portion of video image data captured by the video camera in order to display video images representative of the scene occurring at a right side lane at the right side of the equipped vehicle responsive to an input selected from the group consisting of (a) actuation of a right turn signal indicator of the equipped vehicle, (b) detection of another vehicle in or approaching the right side lane adjacent to the equipped vehicle and (c) a lane departure warning system of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein, when said single video display screen is displaying video images at said right display region that are representative of the right portion of video image data captured by the video camera, said single video display screen does not display video images representative of the left portion of video image data captured by the video camera at said left display region.

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