VEHICLE AND STEERING CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

  • US 20100228437A1
  • Filed: 11/14/2006
  • Published: 09/09/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/27/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle comprising:

  • an imaging means;

    an image acquisition means which acquires an image of a road via the imaging means;

    a lane recognition means which detects a lane mark on the road from the image acquired by the image acquisition means and recognizes a lane along which the vehicle travels from the detected lane mark;

    an actuator which drives a steering mechanism capable of steering a steering wheel of the vehicle;

    a steering assistance means which performs steering assistance processing for driving the actuator so that the vehicle travels along the lane recognized by the lane recognition means;

    a side displacement amount calculation means which calculates a displacement amount in the lane width direction between the position of the vehicle and the center of the lane recognized by the lane recognition means; and

    a steering assistance inhibition means which inhibits the steering assistance processing based on the lane recognized by the lane recognition means from the acquired image from the image acquisition means at a given time point by the steering assistance means according to the displacement amount in the lane width direction calculated by the side displacement amount calculation means on the basis of the lane.

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