Imaging system for vehicle

  • US 10,793,067 B2
  • Filed: 07/25/2012
  • Issued: 10/06/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/26/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • a plurality of imaging sensors disposed at the vehicle, each having a respective exterior field of view and each capturing respective image data;

    a display screen disposed in the vehicle and operable to display images for viewing by a driver of the vehicle, wherein said display screen is operable to display images derived from image data captured by said imaging sensors;

    a processing system operable to process image data captured by said imaging sensors and to at least one of combine and manipulate image data captured by said imaging sensors to provide a three-dimensional representation of the exterior scene for display at said display screen;

    wherein said processing system is operable to process said captured image data in accordance with a curved surface model;

    wherein said processing system is operable to process said captured image data to provide a first three-dimensional representation in accordance with a first curved surface model as if seen by a virtual observer from a first virtual viewing point exterior of the vehicle having a first viewing direction;

    wherein said processing system is operable to adjust processing of said captured image data for displaying a second three-dimensional representation in accordance with a second curved surface model as if seen by a virtual observer from a second virtual viewing point exterior of the vehicle having a second viewing direction to provide enhanced display of the images as if viewed from the second virtual viewing point; and

    wherein said first and second curved surface models each comprise a virtual surface around the vehicle, and wherein each virtual surface has respective surface curvature, and wherein the surface curvature of the virtual surface of said second curved surface model is different from the surface curvature of the virtual surface of said first curved surface model; and

    wherein, responsive to the first virtual viewing point exterior of the vehicle having said first viewing direction, said display screen displays the first three-dimensional representation in accordance with said first curved surface model, and wherein, responsive to the second virtual viewing point exterior of the vehicle having said second viewing direction, said display screen displays the second three-dimensional representation in accordance with said second curved surface model.

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