Vehicular camera module

  • US 10,596,982 B2
  • Filed: 05/16/2019
  • Issued: 03/24/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/14/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular camera module, said vehicular camera module comprising:

  • a camera comprising an image sensor and a lens;

    wherein said image sensor is disposed at a first printed circuit board;

    a second printed circuit board that is in board-to-board electrical connection with said first printed circuit board;

    wherein board-to-board electrical connection between said first and second printed circuit boards is via a multi-wire ribbon connection;

    a housing that houses said first and second printed circuit boards;

    wherein said housing is configured for mounting at a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said vehicular camera module;

    wherein, with said vehicular camera module mounted at the windshield of the equipped vehicle, said camera has a field of view external of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said image sensor is operable to capture image data;

    wherein image data captured by said image sensor is processed by an image processor;

    wherein, with said vehicular camera module mounted at the windshield of the equipped vehicle and responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said image sensor, an object in the field of view of said camera is detected; and

    wherein, with said vehicular camera module mounted at the windshield of the equipped vehicle and responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said image sensor, a vehicle headlamp control system of the equipped vehicle is controlled.

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