Vehicular control system using cameras and radar sensor

  • US 10,351,135 B2
  • Filed: 11/01/2018
  • Issued: 07/16/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/03/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular control system, said vehicular control system comprising:

  • a plurality of cameras disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vehicular control system;

    said plurality of cameras at least comprising (i) a forward-viewing camera mounted at a front portion of the equipped vehicle and having a field of view at least forward of the equipped vehicle, said forward-viewing camera operable to capture image data, (ii) a driver side-viewing camera mounted at a driver side portion of the equipped vehicle and having a field of view at least sideward and rearward of the equipped vehicle at a driver side of the equipped vehicle, said driver side-viewing camera operable to capture image data, and (iii) a passenger side-viewing camera mounted at a passenger side portion of the equipped vehicle and having a field of view at least sideward and rearward of the equipped vehicle at a passenger side of the equipped vehicle, said passenger side-viewing camera operable to capture image data;

    wherein said forward-viewing camera is attached at an in-cabin side of a windshield of the equipped vehicle and views forward through the windshield exteriorly of the equipped vehicle;

    at least one radar sensor having a field of sensing exterior of the equipped vehicle and operable to capture radar data;

    a control comprising at least one processor;

    wherein image data captured by said forward-viewing camera, said driver side-viewing camera and said passenger side-viewing camera is provided to said control;

    wherein radar data captured by said at least one radar sensor is provided to said control;

    wherein captured image data provided to said control is processed at said control to detect objects present exteriorly of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein captured radar data provided to said control is processed at said control to detect objects present exteriorly of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said control receives data relevant to a geographic location of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said vehicular control system wirelessly communicates information to a remote receiver that is remote from the equipped vehicle;

    wherein information wirelessly communicated to said remote receiver is derived, at least in part, from image data captured by at least said forward-viewing camera;

    wherein information wirelessly communicated to said remote receiver is relevant to the geographic location of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein said vehicular control system, based at least in part on processing at said control of at least one selected from the group consisting of (i) captured image data and (ii) captured radar data, detects another vehicle that is present exterior of the equipped vehicle.

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