Vehicle control system with traffic driving control

  • US 10,688,993 B2
  • Filed: 06/04/2018
  • Issued: 06/23/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A control system for a vehicle, said control system comprising:

  • a camera disposed at a vehicle equipped with said control system, said camera having a field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle;

    an image processor operable to process image data captured by said camera;

    wherein said image processor is operable to process image data to detect another vehicle in the field of view of said camera;

    wherein, responsive at least in part to image processing of image data by said image processor, said control system determines traffic lanes on a road along which the equipped vehicle is traveling;

    wherein, responsive at least in part to image processing of image data by said image processor, said control system determines the traffic lane being traveled by the equipped vehicle;

    wherein, at least in part via image processing of image data by said image processor, said control system determines a leading vehicle ahead of the equipped vehicle that is traveling in the traffic lane being traveled by the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said control system is operable to determine a traffic condition where two traffic lanes change to a different number of traffic lanes;

    wherein the traffic lane being traveled by the equipped vehicle is one of the two traffic lanes that change to the different number of traffic lanes;

    wherein, responsive to determination of the traffic condition and responsive to detection of the leading vehicle moving from the traffic lane being traveled by the equipped vehicle into another traffic lane, said control system controls the steering system of the equipped vehicle to follow the leading vehicle into the other traffic lane; and

    wherein the other traffic lane that the equipped vehicle moves into is a traffic lane of the road after the two traffic lanes change to the different number of traffic lanes.

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