Vehicular monitoring systems using image processing

  • US 6,856,873 B2
  • Filed: 04/05/2002
  • Issued: 02/15/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/07/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicle including a monitoring arrangement for monitoring an environment of the vehicle, the monitoring arrangement comprising:

  • at least one active pixel camera for obtaining images of the environment of the vehicle, each of said at least one active pixel camera including an array of pixels and a mechanism for independently and automatically adjusting sensitivity of each of said pixels such that said active pixel camera automatically adjusts to incident light on a pixel-by-pixel basis; and

    a processor coupled to said at least one active pixel camera for determining at least one characteristic of an object in the environment based on the images obtained by said at least one active pixel camera.

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