Vehicular vision system

  • US 6,891,563 B2
  • Filed: 12/20/2002
  • Issued: 05/10/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicular vision system, said system comprising:

  • a vehicle;

    said vehicle comprising a first image capture sensor and a second image capture sensor;

    said first image capture sensor spatially separated from said second image capture sensor;

    said first image capture sensor having a first field of view with respect to the direction of travel of the vehicle;

    said second image capture sensor having a second field of view with respect to the direction of travel of the vehicle;

    said first field of view having a field of view portion at least partially overlapping a field of view portion of said second field of view;

    a control;

    said control receiving a first image input from said first image capture sensor;

    said control receiving a second image input from said second image capture sensor;

    said control generating a composite image, said composite image synthesized from said first image input and said second image input;

    a display system displaying said composite image;

    said display system including a screen located in said vehicle cabin, said composite image displayed on said screen and viewable by the vehicle driver; and

    wherein said synthesization from said first image input and said second image input comprises vertical compression of an image portion captured within at least one of said first field of view and said second field of view, said vertical compression comprising removing particular horizontal image lines from said image portion.

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