VEHICLE IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD

  • US 20120069182A1
  • Filed: 09/14/2011
  • Published: 03/22/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/17/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle image display apparatus, comprising:

  • a control unit configured to;

    acquire a plurality of captured images of an area around a vehicle, the plurality of captured images being captured by a plurality of cameras that are mounted on the vehicle at a plurality of positions;

    generate a single image that shows a state of the vehicle and a state around the vehicle using the plurality of captured images so acquired;

    display a composite image on a monitor after an input operation is given to an ignition switch of the vehicle, the composite image including the single image superposed with a first image showing boundary regions between the plurality of captured images in the single image and superposed with a second image showing end regions of the vehicle;

    highlight the first and second images for a time period after a start of display of the composite image; and

    non-highlight the first image and highlight the second image after the time period elapses.

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