Obstacle detection device for vehicle

  • US 5,461,357 A
  • Filed: 01/27/1993
  • Issued: 10/24/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/29/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An obstacle detection device for a vehicle comprising:

  • area determining means for determining a detection area extended forward of a running vehicle for detecting an obstacle,split means for splitting the detection area into a plurality of small split zones,detecting means for detecting an obstacle for each of the small split zones produced by splitting the detection area,judging means for judging a degree of danger of the obstacle in the detection area based on a relationship between said obstacle and the running vehicle, andcontrol means for controlling the vehicle based on said degree of danger.

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