Enhanced viewing at side and rear of motor vehicles

  • US 5,027,200 A
  • Filed: 07/10/1990
  • Issued: 06/25/1991
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. In apparatus to permit viewing of traffic or other conditions to the rear and side of a motor vehicle having opposite sides, and includinga) video camera means mounted to the vehicle and directed sidewardly relative to the vehicle, and CRT means operatively connected to the camera means to display the camera means output on CRT screen means, to be viewed by the driver, the improvement, in combination with said apparatus, comprising:

  • b) means for effecting swiveling of said camera means, andc) enhancement means associated with said video camera means to enhance viewing thereof to the rear and side of the vehicle, said enhancement means includingi) dwell circuitry connected with said swiveling means to automatically effect stopping of said camera means swiveling during a predetermined dwell interval.

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