System and method for estimating ego-motion of a moving vehicle using successive images recorded along the vehicle's path of motion

  • US 6,704,621 B1
  • Filed: 11/26/2000
  • Issued: 03/09/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/26/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An ego-motion determination system for generating an estimate as to the ego-motion of a vehicle moving along a roadway comprising:

  • A. an image receiver configured to receive image information relating to a series of at least two images recorded as the vehicle moves along a roadway; and

    B. a processor configured to process the image information received by the image receiver to generate an ego-motion estimate of the vehicle relative to the roadway.

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