VEHICULAR VISION SYSTEM

  • US 20090262192A1
  • Filed: 07/01/2009
  • Published: 10/22/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/1995
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular vision system suitable for use in a vehicle, said vehicular vision system comprising:

  • at least a first image capture sensor and a second image capture sensor disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vehicular vision system;

    said first image capture sensor spatially separated from said second image capture sensor;

    said first image capture sensor having a first field of view with respect to the direction of travel of the equipped vehicle;

    said second image capture sensor having a second field of view with respect to the direction of travel of the equipped vehicle;

    a control;

    said control receiving a first image input from said first image capture sensor;

    said control receiving a second image input from said second image capture sensor;

    said control generating a composite image, said composite image synthesized from at least said first image input and said second image input;

    a display system displaying said composite image on a single video screen located in a cabin of the equipped vehicle and viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle when the driver is normally operating the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said first field of view and said second field of view are directed generally rearwardly with respect to the direction of travel of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said single video screen is positioned at one of a dashboard, a facia, a header, a windshield and an interior rearview mirror assembly of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said single video screen is selected from the group consisting of a liquid crystal display, a plasma display, a field emission display, a cathode ray tube, an electroluminescent display, a light-emitting diode display, and a deformable mirror display; and

    wherein said single video screen of said display system has a display luminance that is variable responsive to a sensing of an ambient light level.

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