Vision system for a vehicle including image processor

  • US 7,859,565 B2
  • Filed: 08/19/2003
  • Issued: 12/28/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, comprising:

  • a vehicle equipped with at least two image capture devices, said two image capture devices capturing images external of the vehicle, said two image capture devices having overlapping fields of view;

    said vehicle equipped with an image processor, wherein image data captured by said two image capture devices are processed by said image processor, said image processor producing a synthesized image from said image data captured by said two image capture devices, and wherein said synthesized image comprises a composite image of said image data captured by said two image capture devices without duplication of image information;

    said vehicle equipped with a display screen displaying said synthesized image, said synthesized image displayed as a single image on a single display screen that is viewable by a driver of said vehicle when the driver is normally operating said vehicle, wherein the displayed image displayed on said single display screen includes an image portion from an image captured by each of said two image capture devices; and

    said image processor processing said image data by at least one technique chosen from luminant blending, chrominant blending, dynamic range extending, pixel group compensation, anti-blooming, multiple exposure, image morphing compensation and image warping compensation.

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