Driving separation distance indicator

  • US 7,123,168 B2
  • Filed: 04/24/2003
  • Issued: 10/17/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/25/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driving separation indication system for a subject vehicle, said driving separation indication system comprising:

  • an imaging sensor mounted at the subject vehicle and having a field of view generally exteriorly of the subject vehicle, said imaging sensor being operable to capture an image of a scene occurring exteriorly of the vehicle;

    a control operable to determine a threshold interspacing distance in response to a speed of the subject vehicle, said control being operable to process said image and to detect another vehicle spaced from the subject vehicle via processing of said image, said control being operable to determine a distance from the subject vehicle to the other vehicle; and

    at least one indicator operable in response to said control, said control being operable to at least occasionally actuate said at least one indicator in response to said determined distance from the subject vehicle to the other vehicle being less than or equal to said threshold interspacing distance, said at least one indicator being operable to alert the driver of the other vehicle when actuated by said control.

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