Drive assist system for vehicle

  • US 5,850,176 A
  • Filed: 06/19/1997
  • Issued: 12/15/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A drive assist system for a vehicle, comprising:

  • traffic conditions judging means for judging a traffic condition for said vehicle;

    first safe inter-vehicle distance establishing means for establishing a first safe inter-vehicle distance according to said judged traffic condition;

    first inter-vehicle distance comparing means for comparing a calculated inter-vehicle distance between the vehicle and a preceding vehicle with said first safe inter-vehicle distance and for outputting a first signal when said calculated inter-vehicle distance becomes smaller than said first safe inter-vehicle distance;

    second safe inter-vehicle distance establishing means for establishing a second safe inter-vehicle distance smaller than said first safe inter-vehicle distance; and

    second inter-vehicle distance comparing means for comparing said calculated inter-vehicle distance with said second safe inter-vehicle distance and for outputting a second signal when said calculated inter-vehicle distance becomes smaller than said second safe inter-vehicle distance.

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