Vehicular vision system including rear backup camera

  • US 10,800,331 B1
  • Filed: 07/06/2020
  • Issued: 10/13/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/14/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular vision system, said vehicular vision system comprising:

  • a rear backup video camera disposed at a rear portion of a vehicle equipped with said vehicular vision system;

    wherein said rear backup video camera comprises a CMOS imaging array;

    said rear backup video camera having at least a rearward field of view external of the equipped vehicle;

    said rear backup video camera operable to capture image data rearward of the equipped vehicle during a rear backup maneuver of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said rear backup video camera views at least a portion of a vehicle bumper of the equipped vehicle;

    a display device disposed in the equipped vehicle and viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle, said display device comprising a video screen operable to display video images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by said rear backup video camera for viewing by a driver of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein video images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by said rear backup video camera are displayed by said video screen of said display device when a transmission of the equipped vehicle is shifted into reverse gear by the driver of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein said video screen continues to display video images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by said rear backup video camera for a threshold time period after the transmission of the equipped vehicle is shifted out of reverse gear by the driver of the equipped vehicle.

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