Industrial truck with a camera device

  • US 7,629,996 B2
  • Filed: 03/15/2001
  • Issued: 12/08/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An industrial truck comprising:

  • a driver'"'"'s seat located in a driver'"'"'s cab of an industrial truck, the driver'"'"'s seat oriented in a forward direction;

    at least one screen located in the vicinity of the driver'"'"'s seat;

    a counterweight located on a rear of the industrial truck;

    a first camera pointing toward the rear, the first camera mounted on the rear of the industrial truck to the rear of the driver'"'"'s seat and above the counterweight at a first height; and

    two additional cameras directed toward the rear of the industrial truck, wherein the two additional cameras are each mounted on the rear of the industrial truck to the rear of the driver'"'"'s seat and on an upper segment of the driver'"'"'s cab at a height greater than the first height, the two additional cameras being spaced outwardly from the first camera on opposing sides of the first camera and each having a diagonally downward directed angle of view, wherein the first camera provides a view of a distant area and the two additional cameras provide a view of a near area behind the industrial truck, and wherein the image taken with the first camera and/or the image taken with the two additional cameras can be displayed on the screens,wherein the screen is effectively connected with an image mixer by which the near area viewed by the first camera and the far area viewed by the two additional cameras can be displayed on the screen simultaneously.

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