Information display for vehicles

  • US 6,291,906 B1
  • Filed: 09/13/2000
  • Issued: 09/18/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A collision avoidance system for use in a vehicle comprising:

  • a detector mounted on the vehicle, said detector being operable to detect at least one of a presence of, a distance to, and a rate of approach to another vehicle or object in front of and being approached by the vehicle, wherein said detector comprises an imaging array sensor;

    a control, said control being operable to receive an input signal from said detector, said control being responsive to said input signal and producing an output signal indicative of said detector detecting said at least one of the presence of, distance to, and rate of approach to another vehicle or object in front of and being approached by the vehicle; and

    an information display, said output signal of said control activating said information display to communicate an alert to the driver of the vehicle of said at least one of the presence of, distance to, and rate of approach to another vehicle or object in front of and being approached by the vehicle, wherein said control is further operable to change the appearance of said information display as the condition being communicated worsens in order to warn the driver of a particular condition that is detected by said detector.

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