REAR OBSTRUCTION DETECTION

  • US 20080266396A1
  • Filed: 04/30/2008
  • Published: 10/30/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/30/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system mounted in a vehicle, the system comprising:

  • (a) a camera oriented to capture a plurality of image frames from the immediate vicinity of the vehicle in a direction of motion of the vehicle, wherein the immediate vicinity of the vehicle including the ground at least one meter from the end of the vehicle in the direction of the motion is in a field of view of said camera; and

    (b) a processor attached to said camera inputs the image frames and processes the image frames for detection in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle of at least one object which if present obstructs the motion of the vehicle.

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