Vehicle control system with reverse assist

  • US 10,773,707 B2
  • Filed: 12/20/2018
  • Issued: 09/15/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/29/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A control system for a vehicle, said control system comprising:

  • a camera disposed at a rear portion of a vehicle and having a field of view at least rearward of the vehicle;

    at least one non-imaging sensor disposed at the vehicle and having a field of sensing at least rearward of the vehicle;

    a control unit having a data processor, wherein image data captured by said camera is processed at said control unit, and wherein data sensed by said non-imaging sensor is processed at said control unit;

    wherein, during a reversing maneuver of the vehicle along a pathway, said control unit, responsive at least in part to processing at said control unit of image data captured by said camera, determines edges of the pathway;

    wherein, during the reversing maneuver of the vehicle along the pathway, said control unit, responsive at least in part to processing at said control unit of image data captured by said camera, detects presence of objects in the field of view of said camera and at or near the pathway and in a path of reverse travel of the vehicle;

    wherein, during the reversing maneuver of the vehicle along the pathway, said control unit, responsive at least in part to processing at said control unit of data sensed by said non-imaging sensor, determines distances to objects detected to be present at or near the pathway and in the path of reverse travel of the vehicle;

    wherein said control unit, responsive to determination of the edges of the pathway and responsive to determination of distances to objects detected to be present at or near the pathway, (i) steers the vehicle along the pathway to avoid objects detected to be present in the pathway while reversing vehicle along the pathway and (ii) controls braking of the vehicle while steering the vehicle along the pathway;

    wherein said control system comprises a plurality of cameras disposed at the vehicle and having respective fields of view exterior of the vehicle, and wherein image data captured by said plurality of cameras is processed at said control unit, and wherein, during the reversing maneuver of the vehicle along the pathway, said control unit determines edges of the pathway responsive in part to processing at said control unit of image data captured by said plurality of cameras; and

    wherein said plurality of cameras comprises (i) a driver-side camera disposed at a driver side of the vehicle and having a field of view at least sideward and rearward of the vehicle and (ii) a passenger-side camera disposed at a passenger side of the vehicle and having a field of view at least sideward and rearward of the vehicle.

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