Parking assist system with annotated map generation

  • US 10,328,932 B2
  • Filed: 06/01/2015
  • Issued: 06/25/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/02/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driver assistance system of a vehicle, said driver assistance system comprising:

  • at least one sensor disposed at a vehicle equipped with said driver assistance system and having a field of sensing exterior of the equipped vehicle;

    a sensor data processor operable to process sensor data captured by said at least one sensor;

    map data derived at least in part from a navigational system of the equipped vehicle, wherein the map data comprises data that is at least one of (i) stored in memory of the equipped vehicle, (ii) downloaded to the equipped vehicle from a remote map data source and (iii) generated by a GPS system of the equipped vehicle;

    a display device operable to display a master map derived from the map data for viewing by a driver of the equipped vehicle operating the equipped vehicle;

    wherein, when the driver of the equipped vehicle is operating the equipped vehicle, said sensor data processor receives sensor data captured by said at least one sensor that is representative of a scene exterior the equipped vehicle;

    wherein, responsive to processing of said sensor data by said sensor data processor, said system determines a parking space existing in the scene exterior the equipped vehicle and generates an indication label for the determined parking space existing in the scene exterior the equipped vehicle;

    wherein, responsive to determination of the parking space existing in the scene exterior the equipped vehicle, said sensor data processor uses said sensor data and the map data to annotate the master map of the scene exterior the equipped vehicle being displayed by said display device and said system adds the generated indication label to the displayed master map to indicate the determined parking space existing in the scene exterior the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein, while the driver is operating the equipped vehicle, said display device displays the annotated master map for viewing by the driver of the equipped vehicle who is operating the equipped vehicle.

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