Rear backup system for a vehicle

  • US 10,308,180 B2
  • Filed: 11/29/2018
  • Issued: 06/04/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/14/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rear backup system for a vehicle, said rear backup system comprising:

  • a rear backup video camera at a rear portion of a vehicle equipped with said rear backup system;

    said rear backup video camera having a rearward field of view external of the equipped vehicle;

    said rear backup video camera operable to capture image data;

    a display device comprising a video display screen operable to display video images viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein, responsive to a transmission of the equipped vehicle being shifted into reverse gear to commence a backup event, video backup images derived from image data captured by said rear backup video camera are displayed at said video display screen of said display device;

    wherein display of the video backup images at said video display screen continues after shifting of the vehicle transmission out of reverse gear;

    wherein display of the video backup images at said video display screen ceases once a threshold condition is met;

    wherein the threshold condition comprises a threshold period of time elapsing after the vehicle transmission has been shifted out of reverse gear, the threshold period of time constituting a linger time no longer than 10 seconds; and

    wherein said rear backup video camera continues to capture image data at least until the linger time elapses.

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