Vehicular vision system with windshield mounted camera

  • US 10,793,086 B2
  • Filed: 03/02/2020
  • Issued: 10/06/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/20/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular vision system, said vehicular vision system comprising:

  • a camera module configured for mounting at an in-cabin portion of a windshield of a vehicle;

    wherein said camera module comprises a camera and a circuit board;

    wherein, with said camera module mounted at the in-cabin portion of the windshield, said camera has a field of view forward of the vehicle and through the windshield of the vehicle;

    wherein said camera comprises an imager and a lens, wherein said lens is accommodated in a lens barrel having a longitudinal axis;

    wherein said camera captures image data when operated;

    wherein said camera is electrically connected to circuitry established at said circuit board via a flexible electrical connection;

    wherein circuitry of said circuit board (i) provides electrical power to said camera via the flexible electrical connection, (ii) controls said camera via the flexible electrical connection and (iii) receives image data from said camera via the flexible electrical connection;

    wherein, with said camera module mounted at the in-cabin portion of the windshield, said circuit board is tilted at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of said lens barrel of said camera;

    wherein, with said camera module mounted at the in-cabin portion of the windshield, at least a portion of said circuit board is disposed at the windshield rearward of said lens of said camera; and

    an image processor, wherein said image processor is operable to process image data captured by said camera for a vehicle headlamp control system of the vehicle.

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