Device for improving the visibility conditions in a motor vehicle

  • US 7,065,432 B2
  • Filed: 10/04/2004
  • Issued: 06/20/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for improving the visibility conditions in a motor vehicle, havinga radiation source for infrared radiation for irradiating the surroundings of the vehicle,an infrared-sensitive camera for taking images of at least part of the irradiated surroundings,a display unit for displaying collected image data, anda control unit for controlling the device,wherein a sensing unit for a recommended maximum velocity vmax is provided and is connected to the control unit, in that a velocity sensor is provided connected to the control unit, andwherein the control unit is designed in such a way that when a vehicle velocity v exceeds the maximum velocity vmax the display is switched off.

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