Vision system for a vehicle including an image capture device and a display system having a long focal length

  • US 6,498,620 B2
  • Filed: 11/19/1997
  • Issued: 12/24/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A rearview vision system for a vehicle having a cabin, comprising:

  • at least one image capture device positioned on the vehicle and directed generally rearwardly with respect to the direction of travel of the vehicle; and

    a display system displaying a rear image output of said at least one image capture device, said display system including a screen located in said vehicle cabin, the displayed rear image displayed on said display system being substantially within the forward field of view of the vehicle driver, said display positioned at a surface of one of a dashboard, a facia, a header, a windshield and an interior rearview mirror, said display chosen from one of a liquid crystal display, a plasma display, a field emission display, a cathode ray tube, an electroluminescent display, a light-emitting diode display, and a deformable mirror display;

    wherein the displayed rear image is displayed on said screen and wherein said displayed rear image comprises a focal length that is substantially the depth of the field of the driver viewing objects beyond said vehicle.

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