Image sensing system for a vehicle

  • US 20070109651A1
  • Filed: 01/04/2007
  • Published: 05/17/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1993
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An image sensing system for a vehicle, said image sensing system comprising:

  • an imaging sensor;

    said imaging sensor comprising a two-dimensional array of light sensing photosensor elements;

    a logic and control circuit;

    said logic and control circuit comprising an image processor for processing image data derived from said imaging sensor;

    said imaging sensor disposed at an interior portion of the vehicle proximate the windshield of the vehicle and having a forward field of view to the exterior of the vehicle through a windshield area that is swept by the windshield wipers;

    wherein said image sensing system senses the presence of an object within the field of view of said imaging sensor; and

    wherein said image sensing system at least one of controls and supplements the control of an automatic vehicle system using forward field of view information.

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