Vehicular monitoring systems using image processing

CAFC
  • US 6,772,057 B2
  • Filed: 11/22/2002
  • Issued: 08/03/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/07/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A monitoring arrangement for monitoring an environment exterior of a vehicle, comprising:

  • at least one receiver arranged to receive waves from the environment exterior of the vehicle which contain information on any objects in the environment and generate a signal characteristic of the received waves; and

    a processor coupled to said at least one receiver and comprising trained pattern recognition means for processing the signal to provide a classification, identification or location of the exterior object, said trained pattern recognition means being structured and arranged to apply a trained pattern recognition algorithm generated from data of possible exterior objects and patterns of received waves from the possible exterior objects to provide the classification, identification or location of the exterior object;

    whereby a system in the vehicle is coupled to said processor such that the operation of the system is affected in response to the classification, identification or location of the exterior object.

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