Vehicle imaging system

  • US 7,227,459 B2
  • Filed: 11/09/2004
  • Issued: 06/05/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicular imaging system suitable for use in a vehicle, said vehicular imaging system comprising:

  • an imaging array sensor having a field of view directed outwardly from the vehicle and toward an external scene, said imaging array sensor having at least a first portion and a second portion, said first portion capturing a first image of the external scene and said second portion capturing a second image of the external scene;

    a first optic element and a second optic element, said first optic element positioned along a first optic path between said first portion of said imaging array sensor and the external scene, said second optic element positioned along a second optic path between said second portion of said imaging array sensor and the external scene; and

    a control responsive to an output of said imaging array sensor, said control processing said output and distinguishing said first image and said second image in order to identify objects of interest in the external scene, said control generating a control output in response to said processing.

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