Vehicular rear backup vision system with video display

  • US 10,814,785 B2
  • Filed: 03/16/2020
  • Issued: 10/27/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular rear backup vision system, said vehicular rear backup vision system comprising:

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

    said rear backup digital color camera having a field of view exterior and at least rearward of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said rear backup digital color camera comprises a CMOS imaging array sensor;

    a display device comprising a video display screen disposed in an interior cabin of the equipped vehicle and viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle, said video display screen having a diagonal dimension of at least 5 inches;

    wherein, upon initial ignition on of the equipped vehicle that commences a new ignition cycle of the equipped vehicle, said rear backup digital color camera is electrically powered;

    wherein, after engine startup of the equipped vehicle, said vehicular rear backup vision system displays on said video display screen rear backup color video images solely derived from image data captured by said rear backup digital color camera no later than 2 seconds after the driver of the equipped vehicle first shifts a vehicle transmission of the equipped vehicle into reverse gear to commence a first backup event;

    wherein image data captured by said rear backup digital color camera is conveyed to an accessory of the equipped vehicle via low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS); and

    wherein said rear backup digital color camera remains electrically powered at least until the first backup event is completed.

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