Vehicular control system

  • US 10,839,233 B2
  • Filed: 03/05/2018
  • Issued: 11/17/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular control system, said vehicular control system comprising:

  • a plurality of image capture sensors disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vehicular control system and having respective fields of view exterior of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said plurality of image capture sensors comprises at least (i) a forward viewing image capture sensor disposed at the equipped vehicle and having a field of view at least forward of the equipped vehicle, (ii) a rearward viewing image capture sensor disposed at the equipped vehicle and having a field of view at least rearward of the equipped vehicle, (iii) a driver-side sideward viewing image capture sensor disposed at a driver side of the equipped vehicle and having a field of view at least sideward of the driver side of the equipped vehicle and (iv) a passenger-side sideward viewing image capture sensor disposed at a passenger side of the equipped vehicle and having a field of view at least sideward of the passenger side of the equipped vehicle;

    a central control module;

    wherein said central control module at least comprises an image processor;

    wherein image data captured by said forward viewing image capture sensor and image data captured by at least one other image capture sensor of said plurality of image capture sensors is provided to said central control module;

    wherein said image processor processes, via machine vision analysis, image data captured by at least said forward viewing image capture sensor for automatic braking of the equipped vehicle;

    at least one radar sensor disposed at the equipped vehicle and sensing exterior the equipped vehicle;

    wherein radar data sensed by said at least one radar sensor is provided to said central control module;

    wherein said central control module receives data from at least one of (i) a Car2Car communication system and (ii) a Car2X communication system;

    wherein said central control module receives vehicle data relating to operation of the equipped vehicle, said vehicle data relating to at least one of (i) vehicle speed, (ii) vehicle steering, (iii) vehicle yaw rate, and (iv) vehicle acceleration;

    wherein, responsive at least in part to processing by said central control module of sensed radar data, presence of an object exterior of the equipped vehicle is determined; and

    wherein said central control module at least in part controls the equipped vehicle responsive, at least in part, to processing of (i) vehicle data, (ii) image data, (iii) radar data and (iv) data from at least one of (a) the Car2Car communication system and (b) the Car2X communication system.

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