Parking assist system

  • US 10,569,804 B2
  • Filed: 01/15/2018
  • Issued: 02/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/27/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A parking assist system for a vehicle, the parking assist system comprising:

  • a camera mounted to the vehicle so as to have a field of view rearward of the vehicle, wherein the camera captures images of a rearward scene rearward of the vehicle;

    a display in the vehicle that displays images captured by the camera;

    a controller, wherein the controller is activated in a first mode in response to actuation of a first user input in the vehicle and is activated in a second mode in response to actuation of a second user input in the vehicle;

    wherein, when operating in the first mode, the controller generates a first overlay at the displayed images of the rearward scene, and wherein the first overlay includes a representation of a target parking position, and wherein the representation of the target parking position is displayed so as to appear offset a selected distance behind the vehicle and a selected distance laterally from the vehicle;

    wherein the representation of the target parking position has a length that represents the length of the vehicle and wherein the representation of the target parking position has a width that represents the width of the vehicle;

    wherein the controller is operable in the first mode while the vehicle is being driven;

    wherein, when operating in the first mode, the vehicle is driven to position the representation of the target parking position at a displayed target parking space for the vehicle;

    wherein, when the vehicle is in a reverse gear, and responsive to actuation of the second user input, the controller operates in the second mode, and wherein, when operating in the second mode, the controller generates a second overlay and a third overlay at the displayed images of the rearward scene;

    wherein the second overlay includes a representation of a projected rearward path of the vehicle that is based on a current steering angle of the vehicle; and

    wherein, when operating in the second mode and after the representation of the target parking position is positioned at the displayed target parking space for the vehicle, the controller determines a target path for the vehicle to guide the driver to the target parking space, and wherein the third overlay includes a representation of the determined target path.

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