Vehicular control system with remote processor

  • US 10,870,427 B2
  • Filed: 11/26/2018
  • Issued: 12/22/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/05/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A vehicular control system, said vehicular control system comprising:

  • a camera operable to capture image data;

    a non-vision sensor operable to capture sensor data;

    a control having at least one data processor;

    wherein image data captured by said camera and sensor data captured by said non-vision sensor are processed at said control;

    wherein said camera is disposed at a vehicle equipped with said control and wherein said camera has a field of view at least forward of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said non-vision sensor is disposed at the equipped vehicle and wherein said non-vision sensor has a field of sensing at least forward of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein image data captured by said camera and sensor data captured by said non-vision sensor are provided to said control;

    wherein said control, responsive at least in part to processing at said control of image data captured by said camera and processing at said control of sensor data captured by said non-vision sensor, determines a fault of said camera or of said non-vision sensor;

    wherein, responsive to determination of the fault of said camera or of said non-vision sensor, said control wirelessly communicates an alert to a remote processor that is located remote from the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said remote processor is not part of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein, responsive to receipt of the communicated alert, said remote processor at least in part assumes control of the equipped vehicle.

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