Image processing device and monitoring system

  • US 7,161,616 B1
  • Filed: 04/17/2000
  • Issued: 01/09/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/16/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An image processing apparatus provided with a vehicle,said image processing apparatus comprising:

  • an image processing part operable to receive images captured by a plurality of cameras shooting surroundings of the vehicle and operable to generate a synthetic image using the received images captured by the plurality of cameras, the synthetic image including the vehicle and its surroundings arranged in a manner as looked down from a virtual viewpoint,wherein the image processing part changes at least one selected from a position of the virtual viewpoint, a direction of a line of sight, and a focal length of the synthetic image in accordance with a running state of the vehicle.

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