Device for monitoring area around vehicle

  • US 6,940,423 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2002
  • Issued: 09/06/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for monitoring an area around a vehicle having front wheels that serve as steered wheels, the device comprising an image display system that provides a back image of the vehicle to an operator of the vehicle during backing up, wherein the image display system switches from the back image of the vehicle to a side image of the vehicle on an outside of a turn in accordance with a state of the turn of the vehicle so as to provide the side image of the vehicle to the operator, the image display system provides an image of a side in front of the vehicle on a parking space side to the operator of the vehicle during parallel parking by backing up along a target path of travel to a parallel park complete position in a parking space when the front wheels move from a first state in which the front wheels are steered toward the parking space side, to a second state in which the front wheels are steered to a side opposite the parking space side during parallel parking of the vehicle, and it is determined that the front wheels move from the first state to the second state, on the basis of a result of comparing the target path of travel with a position of the vehicle.

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